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Christianity in the Making, vol. 1: Jesus Remembered

, 2003
ISBN: 9780802839312


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Jesus Remembered presents the lessons to be learned from the quest for the historical Jesus, focusing on the insights gained during this 200-year-old quest and assessing whether or not they are still valid, and, if so, to what degree? This book also argues that the Gospel traditions clearly portray the remembered Jesus, as they display how he impacted his first followers.

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  • Title: Jesus Remembered
  • Author: James D. G. Dunn
  • Series: Christianity in the Making
  • Volume: 1
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2003
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 1037
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Jesus Christ › Person and offices; Jesus Christ › History of doctrines--Early church, ca. 30-600
  • ISBNs: 9780802839312, 0802839312
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T00:52:04Z

James D. G. Dunn (1939–) is emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham and is a leading British New Testament scholar. Dunn is a significant proponent of the New Perspective on Paul, and coined the term in a 1982 lecture. He received a PhD and DD from the University of Cambridge, and a MA and BD from the University of Glasgow. In 2002 he became only the third British scholar to be made the president of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas.

His recent works include Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? The New Testament EvidenceA New Perspective on Jesus: What the Quest for the Historical Jesus Missedthe volumes Romans 1–8 and Romans 9–16 of the Word Biblical Commentary, and The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon in The New International Greek Testament Commentary (12 vols.).


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  1. Glenn Crouch

    Glenn Crouch


    This is a scholarly work, and this needs to be taken into account, just as we would adjust our expectations when reading a devotional work. This is the first volume, in the Author's three volume work looking at "Christianity in the Making". Thus, he correctly starts with Jesus - for what are we as Christians without Jesus. Whilst much has been written about the Historical Jesus or at least the search for him, and how he differs (often very dramatically) from the Jesus of the Gospels, or the Jesus of the Christian Faith, the Author argue that from a strictly scholarly point of view we face great difficulties in coming to grips with the Historical Jesus. Rather, we are on firmer ground, when we examine the Jesus that was remembered - how those first Christians remembered Jesus actions and words not only give us insight into the making of Christianity, but surely give us the only historically reliable view of Jesus himself. I especially liked the way the Author handled Oral Tradition amongst the first Christians. Some authors seem to treat this aspect with disregard or even disrespect, but this book helps to elevate it as an essential part of the formation of Christian Worship. I believe I have a much better understanding of this area thanks to this book, and thus am grateful to the Author for that. Even though the Author points out weaknesses with Q and with the Gospel of Thomas (as well as other Apocryphal Gospels), he does seem to rely on them a bit too much in his arguments for my liking. I realise this is most likely for the benefit of other Scholars who put a lot of weight on them. One of the reasons for choosing to read this book, was to get another perspective following reading Tom Wright's "Jesus and the victory of God" - and I am a big fan of that work. The Author does address Wright's work (as well as other authors writing in this area), and does so in a respectful manner, raising valid criticisms. However, whilst Wright separates his examination of the Resurrection into a separate volume, the current Author allocates only a chapter. Whilst it is indeed a worthwhile chapter, I would've appreciate more. I don't always agree with the Author's conclusions, and this book didn't have the same effect on me as Wright's work did. I would recommend it to those who have read and enjoyed Wright's work.


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