The distinction between the Christ of faith and the historical Jesus is, according to Huffman, not a recent development in the church. This essay wants to examine the earliest interpretations that use this distinction.
The shroud of Turin occasions interest every now and again. This paper focuses on four areas of interest around the shroud: its history, its relationship to biblical references of burial practices, its possible correlations to the historical Jesus, and its possible function as evidence for Christ's resurrection.
Hurtado wants to show in this paper that the Qumran sect was a group that had a combined belief that history was significant, with a strong hope for the future. This attitude can be demonstrated to be similar to that of the Gospels. This gives strong support for believing that the earliest Christians could have had both strong apocalyptic hopes and an interest in the historical Jesus.
This is the third in a series of articles looking at the issues raised by modern research into the "historical Jesus". The first part was a general overview looking at the work of key writers such as Marcus Borg, E. P. Sanders and the work of the Jesus Seminar. A second part looked in more detail at the work of N.T. Wright with special reference to his book "Jesus and the Victory of God".
In an earlier article the work of some of the key contributors to the debate about the historical Jesus in the last 20 years was noted. This present article now focuses exclusively on the work of N.T.Wright. Wright's work is a breath-taking, magisterial accomplishment, grounded in a careful historical reasoning and deeply rich in theological consequences. He has established a new paradigm for the debate and no work in this field hereafter will be able to by-pass his work.
"Historical Jesus" work is important. Just because we do not like the reconstruction of others who set about the task with different presuppositions, does not negate our responsibility to think about Jesus not just theologically but also from a historical perspective. Much of this work is being done in North America. This article tries to cover most of the works written in this field, concentrating on some of the leading writers in North America.
This study aims to provide a corrective to the current debate regarding the historical Jesus by studying the Gospel of John’s presentation of Jesus as a teacher. The argument is not that this is the major, or even a major aspect of John's teaching on Christ. Rather, John reflects the common perception of Jesus among his contemporaries, friends and foes alike: that Jesus was, perhaps more, but certainly no less, than a rabbi.