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The Story of Jesus in History and Faith

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Baker Academic 2013

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Overview

The Story of Jesus in History and Faith is a comprehensive introduction to the study of the historical Jesus—one that takes both scholarship and Christian faith seriously. Leading New Testament scholar Lee Martin McDonald brings together two critically important dimensions of the story of Jesus: what we can know about him in his historical context, and what we can responsibly claim about his significance for faith today. McDonald examines the most important aspects of the story of Jesus, from his birth to his resurrection, and introduces key issues and approaches in the study of the historical Jesus. He also considers faith issues, taking account of theological perspectives that secular historiography cannot address. The book incorporates excerpts from primary sources and includes a map and tables.

The Logos Bible Software edition of The Story of Jesus in History and Faith enhances your study of faith and history. Scripture passages link directly to your preferred English translations and original-language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Powerful topical searches help you find what other authors, scholars, and theologians bring to this conversation.

Key Features

  • Addresses issues central to the Christian faith
  • Provides historical context on the figure of Christ
  • Combines theological and historical perspectives

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: History and the Historical Jesus
    • History, Historical Inquiry, and the Historical Jesus
  • Part 2: Sources for Studying the Historical Jesus
    • The Gospels: Their Relationships and Reliability
    • Other Sources for Studying the Historical Jesus
  • Part 3: The Story of Jesus in History (Events and Teachings)
    • The Story of Jesus in History: From Birth to His Scriptures
    • The Story of Jesus in History: From the Transfiguration to His Burial
    • Easter: The Story of Jesus within History and Faith
    • Conclusion: Jesus in History and Faith
  • Indexes

Praise for the Print Edition

Lee McDonald has provided a wide-ranging compendium of useful information on the study of the historical Jesus, including an account of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus that engages the major critical issues. This material will be well suited to students at various levels of engagement. This is vintage McDonald.

Stanley E. Porter president, dean, and professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Lee Martin McDonald writes with skill, insight, and spiritual energy. Lee’s insight that Jesus’ message proves ‘we are significant enough to be loved’ will be moving for many readers, as well as the notion that the biblical Jesus is also the Christ of faith. This book is highly recommended for classes and all who find Jesus’ story riveting and compelling.

James H. Charlesworth, director and editor, Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project

McDonald surveys the broad range of issues and sources in historical Jesus research in a way that is irenic toward all sides. Rather than pursuing a partisan line, he writes as an independent observer and yet with sensitivity to the scholars with whom he disagrees

Craig S. Keener, professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary

Product Details

  • Title: The Story of Jesus in History and Faith
  • Author: Lee Martin McDonald
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 416

About Lee Martin McDonald

Lee Martin McDonald earned his PhD from the University of Edinburgh and was professor of New Testament studies and president of Acadia Divinity College. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Biblical Canon, and coeditor of The Canon Debate and The World of the New Testament.

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