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Theissen, Gerd
Kriterienfrage in der Jesusforschung. English
The quest for the plausible Jesus : the question of criteria / Gerd Theissen and Dagmar Winter ; translated by M. Eugene Boring
1st American ed
Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, c2002
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BT198 .T474 2002    AVAILABLE
Subject Jesus Christ -- History of doctrines
Jesus Christ -- Historicity
Subject(s) Church history -- Methodology
Physical Description xxiii, 344 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-336) and indexes
Contents I. The quest for criteria in Jesus research : the essential problem of the criterion of dissimilarity -- II. The criterion of dissimilarity in the history of Jesus research : aspects of the quest for criteria -- III. The criterion of historical plausibility : as a correction of the criterion of dissimilarity : methodological aspects of the quest for criteria -- IV. Criteria in Jesus Research and the "wide ugly ditch" of history : hermeneutical aspects of the criteria issue -- Appendix : A collection of formulations and commentaries on the general theme of the criterion of dissimilarity, arranged in chronological order
Summary Should the dissimilarity between Jesus and early Christianity or between Jesus and Judaism be the central criteria for the historical Jesus? Gerd Theissen and Dagmar Winter argue that the criterion of dissimilarity does not do justice to the single most important result of more than two-hundred years of Jesus research: that the historical Jesus belongs to both Judaism and Christianity. The two authors propose a criterion of historical plausibility so that historical phenomenon under question can be considered authentic so long as it can be plausibly understood in its Jewish context and also facilitates a plausible explanation for its later effects in Christian history. This book is a cooperative project between Dagmar Winter and Gerd Theissen and represents the fruit of many years of their research on the historical Jesus
Alternate Author Winter, Dagmar, 1963-

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