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Select Works of Ben F. Meyer (5 vols.)
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Select Works of Ben F. Meyer (5 vols.)

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Pickwick Publications, Wipf & Stock 1989–2014

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Gathering Interest

Overview

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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For more on the historical Jesus, check out N.T. Wright’s Who Was Jesus? and The Challenge of Jesus.

Key Features

  • Gathers several of the most important works from influential scholar Ben F. Meyer
  • Explains a balanced method of critical realism in historical Jesus studies
  • Examines Jesus and the early church in their historical context

Product Details

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The Aims of Jesus

  • Author: Ben F. Meyer
  • Series: Princeton Theological Monograph Series
  • Publisher: Pickwick Publications
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 346

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In this revolutionary book on the historical Jesus, Ben F. Meyer examines the life of Jesus just like any other historical figure. Meyer seeks to discover what Jesus hoped to accomplish and gage how successful he was. This erudite investigation rebuts many arguments of the Jesus Seminar with critical realism.

I realize now how lucky I was to soak myself in [Meyer’s] thought at a formative stage. . . . Not only my thinking and scholarship but also, I discover, my preaching has been vitally informed by this book.

N.T. Wright, research professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Christus Faber: The Master-Builder and the House of God

  • Author: Ben F. Meyer
  • Series: Princeton Theological Monograph Series
  • Publisher: Pickwick Publications
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 310

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In this follow up to his work in The Aims of Jesus, Ben F. Meyer responds to recent scholarship on the historical Jesus. Meyer focuses on how Jesus described his mission as the master-builder of the house of God. In an analysis of Jesus’ language, Meyer examines how the metaphors Jesus used to describe his mission are rooted in Jewish tradition.

Critical Realism and the New Testament

  • Author: Ben F. Meyer
  • Series: Princeton Theological Monograph Series
  • Publisher: Pickwick Publications
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 242

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In this volume, Ben F. Meyer explains his influential methods of critical realism. Meyer surveys the historical and philosophical issues that have faced Christianity since the ascent of reason during the Enlightenment and outlines a method that balances both realism and idealism. His work provides a framework that allows readers to think critically without being lost to the sea of relativism.

The Early Christians: Their World Mission & Self-Discovery

  • Author: Ben F. Meyer
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 245

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In this book, influential New Testament scholar Ben Meyer examines how the earliest Jewish Christians wrestled with their ideas of what the Messiah would accomplish in light of the inclusive gospel message Jesus proclaimed and that his death, burial, and resurrection confirmed. His work defends an orthodox understanding of the early church’s beliefs and practices against the Jesus Seminar.

Five Speeches that Changed the World

  • Author: Ben F. Meyer
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 140

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Scratch the surface of Western culture and you will find signs of its Christian foundation. In laying these foundations, argues Ben F. Meyer, no ancient texts contributed more than the Gospel of Matthew, thanks to its primacy in the liturgy. The hallmark of Matthew’s Gospel is its five discourses: the Sermon on the Mount, the Missionary Discourse, the Parable Discourse, the Ecclesial Discourse, and the Eschatological Discourse—five speeches that changed the world.

About Ben F. Meyer

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.