Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity
Chris Keith, Anthony Le Donne
A&C Black, Aug 30, 2012 - Religion - 256 pages
Criteria of authenticity, whose roots go back to before the pioneering work of Albert Schweitzer, have become a unifying feature of the so-called Third Quest for the Historical Jesus, finding a prominent and common place in the research of otherwise differing scholars. More recently, however, scholars from different methodological frameworks have expressed discontent with this approach to the historical Jesus. In the past five years, these expressions of discontent have reached a fever pitch.
The internationally renowned authors of this book examine the nature of this new debate and present the findings 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 has the potential to guide Jesus studies beyond the Third Quest and demand to be consulted by any scholar who discards, adopts, or adapts historical criteria.
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Part I HISTORICAL METHODOLOGY AND THE QUEST FOR AN AUTHENTIC JESUS
Chapter 1 THE INDEBTEDNESS OF THE CRITERIA APPROACH TO FORM CRITICISM AND RECENT ATTEMPTS TO REHABILITATE THE ...
Chapter 2 THE CRITERIA OF AUTHENTICITY IN JESUS RESEARCH AND HISTORIOGRAPHICAL METHOD Jens Schröter
Part II SPECIFIC CRITERIA IN THE QUEST FOR AN AUTHENTIC JESUS
AN AUTHENTICATING CRITERION IN JESUS RESEARCH? Loren T Stuckenbruck
ITS DEVELOPMENT INEVITABILITY AND HISTORIOGRAPHICAL LIMITATIONS Anthony Le Donne
HISTORY AND PLAUSIBILITY Dagmar Winter
THE HISTORICAL JESUS AND THE QUESTION OF SOURCES Mark Goodacre
Part III REFLECTIONS ON MOVING PAST TRADITIONAL JESUS RESEARCH
Chapter 8 WHY THE AUTHENTIC JESUS IS OF NO USE FOR THE CHURCH Scot McKnight
A HISTORY OF DISILLUSIONMENT Dale C Allison Jr
CONCLUDING REMARKS Chris Keith
THE CRITERION OF EMBARRASSMENT AND THE FAILURE OF HISTORICAL AUTHENTICITY Rafael Rodríguez