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Joachim Jeremias and the Historical‐Critical Approach

Tania Oldenhage

in Parables for Our Time: Rereading New Testament Scholarship after the Holocaust

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150520
eISBN:
9780199834549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515052X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Introduces Joachim Jeremias's book The Parables of Jesus, which was first published in 1947 and strongly shaped the postwar scholarly discourse on New Testament parables. Oldenhage clarifies how the ... More


Afterword: Jesus of Hollywood

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the progression from “Jesus of Nazareth” to “Jesus of Hollywood”, and summarizes the main conclusions of the previous chapters. If the historical Jesus of Nazareth was the ... More


The Resurrection as a Non-Event

Carnley Peter

in The Structure of Resurrection Belief

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267560
eISBN:
9780191683299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267560.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the third possibility and approach to the resurrection belief. While the previous chapters tackled the resurrection of Jesus as assimilable to other events of the human past ... More


Troeltsch on the Historical Jesus

Sarah Coakley

in Christ without Absolutes: A Study of the Christology of Ernst Troeltsch

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263746
eISBN:
9780191682643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263746.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the mature Christology of the Glaubenslehre. This Christology can be conveniently considered under two headings. The discussion concentrates first on the place that the ... More


The scandal of particularity, Part I: The resurrection testimony

Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp

in The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, and Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695270
eISBN:
9780191731945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695270.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

What reason is there to think that something of enduring religious importance happened in the case of Jesus? In the Christian tradition, the most striking claim for Jesus’ importance is that he was ... More


Christ

Dale B. Martin

in Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300222838
eISBN:
9780300227918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222838.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

A view of the nature of Jesus Christ that rises to the level of full Christian orthodoxy, as expressed in such creeds and definitions as the Apostles’ Creed, and the statements of Nicea, and ... More


Conversion and Its Consequences

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul: His Story

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199266531
eISBN:
9780191601583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266530.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Paul’s encounter with Jesus transformed the knowledge he had of the founder of Christianity that he had gained as a persecutor. A very brief mission in Arabia was followed by three years in Damascus ... More


Nature and the ‘Mode of Union’: Late Patristic Models for the Personal Unity of Christ

Brian E. Daley

in The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248452
eISBN:
9780191600524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248451.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Daley observes how contemporary theologians are often puzzled by the language and concepts of later patristic discussions about the person of Christ, especially by the Council of Chalcedon's teaching ... More


Recovering the Voice of Jesus

David A. deSilva

in The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The problems associated with recovering the teachings of the historical Jesus from the written records of the same are examined. The various criteria that have been used to build a case for or ... More


The Book

Robert D. Priest

in The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728757
eISBN:
9780191795534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728757.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter offers a new interpretation of the text of Vie de Jésus, situating the book in the wide range of contexts and debates that it sought to address. As well as comparing Renan’s ... More


Does Jesus Plus Paul Equal Marx Plus Lenin?: Redirecting the Historical Jesus

James G. Crossley

in Jesus and the Chaos of History: Redirecting the Life of the Historical Jesus

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199570577
eISBN:
9780191785733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570577.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

This chapter looks at arguments concerning the ‘Jewishness’ of Jesus, the Otherness of his ‘background’, the apparently radical Jesuses, and the idea of Jesus the Great Man. It suggests that such ... More


The Myth of Historicity

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Despite the demonstrated historiographical tropes of the gospels, today they are perceived to convey a bevy of myths. Myths can still be true despite being unhistorical. Sometimes Christian ... More


A Sense of Devotion: From the Parsonage to Theology (1875–1903)

Nils Ole Oermann

in Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784227
eISBN:
9780191827020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes the formative years of Schweitzer’s childhood and school years and his time as a student. He was born and raised in French Alsace in a family of pastors and musicians, where at ... More


Divine Dialogues from the Dawn of Time

Matthew W. Bates

in The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198729563
eISBN:
9780191796432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729563.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

Early Christians believed that Old Testament prophets could slip into an alternative character (prosopon) through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. As such, the Spirit was the ultimate author of ... More


The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

David A. deSilva

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Jews have sometimes been reluctant to claim Jesus as one of their own; Christians have often been reluctant to acknowledge the degree to which Jesus' message and mission were at home amidst, and ... More


Humanity and the Incarnation

Michael L. Peterson

in C. S. Lewis and the Christian Worldview

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190201111
eISBN:
9780190065409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190201111.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

In presenting an exalted concept of humanity, Lewis endorses historic Christian orthodoxy, which corrects and transcends distorted versions of humanity that devalue it in order to accent God’s glory ... More


The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Robert D. Priest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728757
eISBN:
9780191795534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728757.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This book provides a new and holistic interpretation of one of the non-fiction sensations of the nineteenth century: Ernest Renan’s Vie de Jésus. Published in 1863, Renan’s book aroused enormous ... More


Having the Spirit of Christ: Spirit Possession and Exorcism in the Early Christ Groups

Giovanni B. Bazzana

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300245622
eISBN:
9780300249514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300245622.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The earliest Christian writings are filled with stories of spirit possession and exorcism, which were crucial for the activity of the historical Jesus and for the practice of his earliest followers. ... More


The Audience

Robert D. Priest

in The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728757
eISBN:
9780191795534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728757.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the popular reception of Vie de Jésus. After an analysis of the differences between the two editions of the book (scholarly and popular), the bulk of the chapter uses new ... More


‘Are Any Among You Sick?’: Ritual, Possession, and Healing

Risto Uro

in Ritual and Christian Beginnings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199661176
eISBN:
9780191793455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661176.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religious Studies

This chapter argues that a ritual approach to Jesus’ healing is a meaningful project: the topic converges with many issues that anthropologists of shamanism and spirit possession have discussed under ... More


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