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Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity

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Criteria of authenticity has held a prominent place in scholarly research regarding the historical Jesus. Its roots go back to before the pioneering work of Albert Schweitzer and have become a unifying feature of the third quest for the historical Jesus. However, scholars from different methodological frameworks have expressed growing discontent with this approach to the historical Jesus. In this book the findings of this new debate have been compiled in a cohesive way aimed directly at making the coalface of historical Jesus research accessible to undergraduates and seminary students. The book’s larger ramifications as a thorough end to the third quest will provide a pressure valve for thousands of scholars who view historical Jesus studies as outmoded and misguided. This book demands to be consulted by any scholar who discards, adopts, or adapts historical criteria.

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  • Exposes undergraduates and seminary students to the historical Jesus debate
  • Presents fresh perspectives on the historical Jesus
  • Explores the knowledge and humanity of Jesus
[Keith and Le Donne] make a singular contribution by calling for a renewal of how Biblical scholarship approaches the quest for the historical Jesus.

Donald Senior, author of the Catholic Study Bible and co-author of Sacra Pagina: 1 Peter, Jude, 2 Peter

  • Title: Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity
  • Authors: Chris Keith, Anthony Le Donne
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Print Publication Date: 2012
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Jesus Christ › Historicity--Congresses; Religion › Christian theology--Christology
  • ISBN: 9780567062512
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T22:41:12Z

Chris Keith is a professor of New Testament and early Christianity, and director of the Center for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible at St Mary’s University College in the United Kingdom. He is the author of Jesus’ Literacy: Scribal Culture and the Teacher from Galilee, The Pericope Adulterae, The Gospel of John, and a co-editor of Jesus Among Friends and Enemies: A Historical and Literary Introduction to Jesus in the Gospels. Keith was the winner of the 2010 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, and in 2012 he was named a Society of Biblical Literature Regional Scholar.

Anthony Le Donne is an assistant professor of New Testament and Second Temple Judaism at Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois. He is the author of The Fourth Gospel in First-Century Media Culture, The Historiographical Jesus: Memory, Typology, and the Son of David and Historical Jesus: What Can We Known and How Can We Know It?.


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