The Historical Figure of Jesus

The Historical Figure of Jesus


By (author) E. P. Sanders

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 20mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1996
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140144994
  • ISBN 13: 9780140144994
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 69,540

Product description

This is a biography of the historical figure of Jesus. The book studies the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, distinguishing the certain from the improbable, and assessing the historical and religious context of Christ's time. The spread of Christianity is also discussed.

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Author information

Ed Sanders was a Professor of Religion at Duke University until 2005. His other works include Paul and Jesus and Judaism.

Table of contents

The Historical Figure of Jesus - E.P. Sanders Map of Palestine in the Time of Jesus List of Abbreviations Chronological Table Preface 1. Introduction 2. An Outline of Jesus' Life 3. Political Setting 4. Judaism as a Religion 5. External Sources 6. The Problems of the Primary Sources 7. Two Contexts 8. The Setting and Method of Jesus' Ministry 9. The Beginning of Jesus' Ministry 10. Miracles 11. The Coming of the Kingdom 12. The Kingdom: Israel, Gentiles and Individuals 13. The Kingdom: Reversal of Values and Ethical Perfectionism 14. Contention and Opposition in Galilee 15. Jesus' View of His Role in God's Plan 16. Jesus' Last Week 17. Epilogue: The Resurrection Appendix I: Chronology Appendix II: Jesus' Disciples Notes Index of Passages Index of Names and Subjects