The Jesus handbook /

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Schröter, Jens, 1961- (Editor), Jacobi, Christine, 1979- (Editor), Brawley, Robert L. (Robert Lawson) (Translator), Allison, Dale C., Jr., 1955- (writer of foreword.)
Format: eBook
Published: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, [2022]
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • A. Introduction :
  • About this handbook
  • The earthly Jesus and the Christ of confession: contours of the Jesus quest
  • The Jesus quest in the age of critical historiography
  • The "remembered Jesus": on the relevance of a paradigm of current Jesus research
  • Historical material as a foundation for the reconstruction of the deeds and fate of Jesus
  • Early impacts of Jesus
  • Literature for basic orientation
  • B. History of historical-critical research on Jesus :
  • Introduction
  • The earthly Jesus in the piety and theology of antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Reformation
  • The eighteenth century as the context for the origin of critical theology
  • Critical historiography of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and its implications for Jesus research
  • The concept of myth in historical Jesus research and the rise of the two-document hypothesis
  • The "kingdom of God" as an eschatological concept: Johannes Weiss and Albert Schweitzer
  • Historical Jesus and kerygmatic Christ
  • The literary designs of the Gospels and their relationship to the historical Jesus
  • The Gospels as "kerygmatic narratives" of Jesus and the "criteria" in historical Jesus research
  • The "third quest for the historical Jesus"
  • The "remembered Jesus": memory as a historiographical-hermeneutical paradigm of research on Jesus
  • C. The historical material :
  • Introduction
  • Literary evidence
  • Nonliterary evidence
  • D. The life and work of Jesus :
  • Introduction
  • Political conditions and religious context
  • Biographical aspects
  • Public ministry
  • E. Early traces of the Wirkungen (effects) and reception of Jesus. Introduction
  • Resurrection, appearances, instructions of the Risen One
  • Early confessions of faith
  • Christological titles
  • The formation of structures: the Twelve, wandering charismatics, the primitive Jerusalem community, and apostles
  • Jesus in noncanonical texts of the second and third centuries
  • Visual representations of Jesus up until ca. 500 CE
  • Ethics (Sermon on the Mount).