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The Cambridge Companion to Jesus

The Cambridge Companion to Jesus


Part of Cambridge Companions to Religion

Craig A. Evans, Peter J. Tomson, Marianne Meye Thompson, Graham Stanton, Bruce Chilton, Joel B. Green, Markus Bockmuehl, Christopher Tuckett, James Carleton Paget, Francis Watson, Stephen C. Barton, R. W. L. Moberly, Alan Torrance, Rowan Williams, Teresa Okure, David B. Burrell, Richard Bauckham
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  • Date Published: November 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521796781

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  • This Companion takes as its starting point the realization that Jesus of Nazareth cannot be studied purely as a subject of ancient history, 'a man like any other man'. History, literature, theology and the dynamic of a living, worldwide religious reality, all appropriately impinge on the study of Jesus. The two parts of the book roughly correspond to the interdependent tasks of historical description and critical and theological reflection. It incorporates the most up-to-date historical work on Jesus the Jew with the 'bigger issues' of critical method, the story of Christian faith and study, and Jesus in a global church and in the encounter with Judaism and Islam. Written by seventeen leading international scholars, the book encourages students of the historical Jesus to discover the vital contribution of theology, and students of doctrine to engage the Christ of faith as Jesus the first-century Jew.

    • Accessible treatments of state-of-the-art scholarship on a full range of subjects pertaining to Jesus and christology
    • Offers a unique combination of historical, textual, hermeneutical and theological perpectives
    • Emphasizes the continuing significance of Jesus in an age of globalization
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… this book does not offer any startlingly new interpretations of Jesus, and is a far more reliable guide than many that do.' The Times Literary Supplement

    '… for readers with a sufficient depth of interest … it will be an introduction to a very wide range of sources and ideas. Its essays go far beyond the scope of even the fullest 'reference books', in the usual sense of the term …'. Contemporary Review

    '… the contributors … aim responsibly to inform non-specialists. Students will also benefit from perusing them. Theological libraries at all levels will want this work … This Companion will give pleasure to many …'. Theological Book Review

    'The audacious claim of a 'Companion to Jesus' is tantalizingly realized by this volume.' Henry Wansbrough, Religion and Theology

    'Speaking personally, this collection will draw me back time and again to wrestle with the issues raised. It can be read with profit by students and interested lay people alike and I commend it warmly.' Howard C. Bigg, Biblical Studies

    'Here is a … consistent attempt to take the historicality of Jesus seriously and to integrate it with orthodox Christian tradition.' The Heythrop Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521796781
    • length: 330 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Jesus of History:
    1. Context, family and formation Craig A. Evans
    2. Jesus and his Judaism Peter J. Tomson
    3. Jesus and his God Marianne Meye Thompson
    4. Message and miracles Graham Stanton
    5. Friends and enemies Bruce Chilton
    6. Crucifixion Joel B. Green
    7. Resurrection Markus Bockmuehl
    Part II. The History of Jesus:
    8. Sources and methods Christopher Tuckett
    9. Quests for the historical Jesus James Carleton Paget
    10. The quest for the real Jesus Francis Watson
    11. Many gospels, one Jesus? Stephen C. Barton
    12. The Christ of the old and new testaments R. W. L. Moberly
    13. Jesus in Christian doctrine Alan Torrance
    14. A history of faith in Jesus Rowan Williams
    15. The global Jesus Teresa Okure
    16. Jerusalem after Jesus David B. Burrell
    17. The future of Jesus Christ Richard Bauckham.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • New Testament 1: Jesus and the Gospels
    • Topics in Theology
  • Editor

    Markus Bockmuehl, University of Oxford
    Markus Bockmuehl is Reader in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. He is the author of Revelation and Mystery in Ancient Judaism and Pauline Christianity (1990), This Jesus: Martyr, Lord, Messiah (1994), The Epistle to the Philippians (1997), and Jewish Law in Gentile Churches: Halakhah and the Beginning of Christian Public Ethics (2000).


    Craig A. Evans, Peter J. Tomson, Marianne Meye Thompson, Graham Stanton, Bruce Chilton, Joel B. Green, Markus Bockmuehl, Christopher Tuckett, James Carleton Paget, Francis Watson, Stephen C. Barton, R. W. L. Moberly, Alan Torrance, Rowan Williams, Teresa Okure, David B. Burrell, Richard Bauckham

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