Jesus Research: The Gospel of John in Historical Inquiry (Jewish and Christian Texts #26) (Hardcover)

Jesus Research: The Gospel of John in Historical Inquiry (Jewish and Christian Texts #26) By James H. Charlesworth (Editor), Jolyon G. R. Pruszinski (Editor) Cover Image
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This is book number 26 in the Jewish and Christian Texts series.


Most experts who seek to understand the historical Jesus focus only on the Synoptic Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke. However, the contributors of this volume come to an important consensus: that the Gospel of John preserves traditions that are independent of the Synoptics, and which are often as reliable as any known traditions for understanding the historical Jesus. As such, the contributors argue for the use of John's Gospel in Jesus research.

The volume contains various critical approaches to historical inquiry in the Gospel of John, including new evaluations of the relationship between John and the Synoptics, literary and rhetorical approaches, comparative analysis of other early traditions, the judicious use of archaeological data, and historical interpretation of John's theological tendencies. Contributing scholars include Dale C. Allison, Jr., Paul N. Anderson, Harold W. Attridge, James H. Charlesworth, R. Alan Culpepper, Michael A. Daise, Craig S. Keener, George L. Parsenios, Petr Pokorn , Jan Roskovec, and Urban C. von Wahlde, who help to reassess fully the historical study of John's gospel, particularly with respect to the person of Jesus.

About the Author

James H. Charlesworth is George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature and Director and Editor of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project at Princeton Theological Seminary, USA. Jolyon G. R. Pruszinski is a PhD Candidate and Trustees Merit Scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary, USA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780567681348
ISBN-10: 0567681343
Publisher: T&T Clark
Publication Date: February 7th, 2019
Pages: 392
Language: English
Series: Jewish and Christian Texts