Item description for Authenticating the Words of Jesus and Authenticating the Activities of Jesus by Bruce D. Chilton & Craig A. Evans...
Volume I Jesus research is a difficult task because of the number of primary source materials and their complexities. These complexities involve problems that arise from imperfect preservation of sources, uncertain literary relationships among the documents themselves, and even less certain knowledge of their respective provenances. Jesus research inevitably involves reaching behind the extant sources, inferring from what lies before us the nature of the material upon which the evangelists drew. This volume reviews the criteria, assumptions, and methods involved in critical Jesus research. Its purpose is to clarify the procedures necessary to distinguish tradition that stems from Jesus from tradition and interpretation that stem from later tradents and evangelists, and to inquire into the various forces and situations that led to the emergence of the tradition as we have it. Volume II In this companion volume to "Authenticating the Words of Jesus," the authors examine the important issue of the original setting and context in which the words of Jesus were spoken. They proceed on the assumption that authenticating the activities of Jesus is just as important as authenticating his words. A historical framework, made up of several fairly certain facts, must be clarified and used as a primary criterion for determining which sayings and episodes ought to be considered the stronger candidates of authentic tradition and how they should be interpreted. Many of Jesus' sayings cohere with historical elements and oftentimes either explain them or are explained by them. A complete study of the words of Jesus must also include a study of the activities of Jesus. Please note that "Authenticating theWords of Jesus" (ISBN 90 04 11301 0) and "Authenticating the Activities of Jesus" (ISBN ISBN 90 04 11302 9) were previously published by Brill in hardback (still available seperately).
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.14" Height: 2.09" Weight: 3.01 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2002
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 039104169X ISBN13 9780391041691
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More About Bruce D. Chilton & Craig A. Evans
Bruce Chilton is professor of Hebrew Bible and New Testament at Bard College, New York. Craig A. Evans is professor of Biblical studies and director of the graduate program at Trinity Western University and senior research fellow at Roehampton Institute London.
Bruce D. Chilton currently resides in Annandale-On-Hudson.