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The Historical Figure of Jesus

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 240.4g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0140144994
  • 9780140144994
  • 81,915

About E. Sanders

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