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The Historical Figure of Jesus
E P Sanders

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Format: Paperback, 335pp.
ISBN: 9780140144994
Publisher: Penguin USA
Pub. Date: Reprint edition January 1996

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A portrait of Jesus Christ moves beyond the certainties of His historical context to consider what Jesus what like as a person, His intentions as a teacher, and the disciples' roles in Christianity.


"A generally convincing picture of the real Jesus, set within the world of Palestinian Judaism, and a practical demonstration of how to distinguish between historical information and theological elaboration in the Gospels."
—Geza Vermes in the Times Literary Supplement


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About the Author

E.P. Sanders is Arts and Sciences Professor of Religion at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. His other Fortress Press books include Paul, the Law, and the Jewish People (1983) and Jesus and Judaism (1985), winner of the 1990 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Paul and Palestinian Judaism received the 1978 National Religious Book Award, Scholarly Book Category, from Religious Book Review.

Table of Contents

Map of Palestine in the Time of Jesus
List of Abbreviations
Chronological Table
1. Introduction
2. An Outline of Jesus' Life
3. Political Setting
4. Judaism as a Religion
5. External Sources
6. The Problems of the Primary Sources
7. Two Contexts
8. The Setting and Method of Jesus' Ministry
9. The Beginning of Jesus' Ministry
10. Miracles
11. The Coming of the Kingdom
12. The Kingdom: Israel, Gentiles and Individuals
13. The Kingdom: Reversal of Values and Ethical Perfectionism
14. Contention and Opposition in Galilee
15. Jesus' View of His Role in God's Plan
16. Jesus' Last Week
17. Epilogue: The Resurrection
Appendix I: Chronology
Appendix II: Jesus' Disciples
Index of Passages
Index of Names and Subjects

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