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Handbook for the Study of the Historical Jesus (4 vols.)

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A hundred years after A. Schweitzer’s Von Reimarus zu Wrede, the study of the historical Jesus is experiencing a renaissance. Since the early 1980’s, this renaissance has produced an abundance of Jesus studies that also display a welcome diversity of methods, approaches and hypotheses. The Handbook of the Study of the Historical Jesus is designed to handle this diversity and abundance. Drawing from first-class scholarship throughout the world, this handbook offers a unique assembly of leading experts presenting their approaches to the historical Jesus, as well as a compilation of original studies on a large variety of related topics.

For more resources on studies of the historical Jesus see the Eerdmans Historical Jesus Studies Collection (5 vols.).

Key Features

  • Offers articles from a broad range of international scholars
  • Contains a compilation of original studies from first-class scholarship
  • Includes a history of past contributions and an examination of present approaches to Jesus studies

Praise for the Print Edition

Various collections of Jesus research exist, each useful on its own level; this is the now most monumental and thorough, and many of its studies will be definitive. Probably no other work brings together the work of so many leading scholars on the topic in one place.

Craig Keener, professor, Asbury Theological Seminary

This magnificent collection will be invaluable to scholars in history, biblical studies, theology, and literary theory/practice.

—L.J. Alderink, professor, Concordia College

The Handbook for the Study of the Historical Jesus is a fascinating work on the development of the study of the historical Jesus. HSHJ’s distinctiveness is the variety of topics it covers related to the historical Jesus and the profundity of each article. The mixture of depth and breadth is unparalleled by other resources.

—Garrett Trott, librarian, Corban University

Product Details

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

About the Editors

Tom Holmén is an adjunct professor of New Testament Exegetics at Helsinki University and Åbo Akademi University

Stanley E. Porter is a respected expert in Greek and New Testament studies. Porter currently serves as president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College. He is the author or editor of numerous studies in the New Testament and Greek language, including Idioms of the Greek New Testament, Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results, and Dictionary of New Testament Background.

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  1. James Ambrose

    James Ambrose


    I would refer readers to Craig Blomberg's review in Themelios.


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