Ben F. Meyer’s work had a massive impact on the work of N.T. Wright, Ben Witherington, John P. Meier, and many others. His method of critical realism—balancing rationalism with idealism—helped turn the tide in Jesus studies toward a more traditional view of Jesus’ life and early Christianity. This collection gathers some of Meyer’s most influential works—including The Aims of Jesus and Critical Realism and the New Testament—which have shaped the way a generation of scholars think about Jesus as a historical figure. These erudite volumes are an invaluable resource for anyone looking to understand Jesus in his historical context and the evolution of Jesus studies in the twentieth century.
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Ben F. Meyer (1927–1995) studied with the Jesuits in California, Strasbourg, Göttingen, and finally Rome—where he received his doctorate from the Universita Gregoriana in 1965. He taught briefly at Alma College and at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley before joining the faculty at McMaster University in 1969, where he taught until 1992.