Classic Studies on the Historical Jesus (12 vols.)
by 10 authors Johannes Weiss, Theodore Parker, Paul-Henri Thiry d'Holbach, Hermann Samuel Reimarus, Albert Schweitzer, W. Montgomery, Charles C. Hennell, David Friedrich Strauss, Ernest Renan, William Wrede
Is the account of Jesus in the Gospels a reliable portrait of a historical figure, or an invention that needs to be demythologized? Because of the rise of higher criticism and the antisupernaturalistic presuppositions that often accompany that enterprise, modern biblical scholarship has raised the question of the historical Jesus. Some higher critical scholars saw themselves as defenders of Christianity, salvaging from the Bible what was left after modernism undercut belief in the supernatural. Others were wholly polemical toward the Bible. The methods and presuppositions of this extremely significant movement have shaped the direction of Jesus studies from the eighteenth century up to the present day. With writings from many of the major scholars that made up the so-called “first quest” for the historical Jesus—Albert Schweitzer, William Wrede, Baron d’Holbach, and others—this collection provides key primary sources for researching this subject, which has been foundational in the development of biblical and theological studies.
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- Classic works on the historical Jesus, all in one collection
- Schweitzer’s overview of the field, from Reimarus to Wrede
- The Life of Jesus Critically Examined by David Friedrich Strauss
- The Quest for the Historical Jesus: A Critical Study of Its Progress from Reimarus to Wrede by Albert Schweitzer
- The Mystery of the Kingdom of God: The Secret of Jesus’ Messiahship and Passion by Albert Schweitzer
- Ecce Homo! A Critical Inquiry into the History of Jesus of Nazareth by Baron d’Holbach
- Fragments from Reimarus Consisting of Brief Critical Remarks on the Object of Jesus and His Disciples as Seen in the New Testament by G. E. Lessing
- Life of Jesus by Ernest Renan
- Title: Classic Studies on the Historical Jesus
- Volumes: 12
- Pages: 3,984