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Paperback / softback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 256
Width: 13.8 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
This concise but very thought-provoking work on the historical Jesus by Markus Bockmuehl posits that the historical man of Jesus cannot be separated from the Christ of faith. Taking a traditional argument and imprinting it with the finest scholarship, Bockmuehl refers to a wide range of canonical and non-canonical historical texts, ranging from Roman historians Tacitus and xxx to Jewish historian Josephus, and through Christian sources as well as the Gospels. His conclusion suggests that Jesus was indeed the Messiah, but not the Messiah expected by his contemporaries
Bockmuehl likens his book to a weekend trip to Switzerland. Can you see the main attractions, tour the important historical locations, visit some local shops and restaurants, all within the timeframe of a weekend excursion? Absolutely ... Bockmuehl is intending to take the reader on a weekend trip through various historical considerations that exist within the ongoing discussion regarding Jesus and subsequent Christianity ... This Jesus will not only serve as a primer to the discussion but will encourage the reader to continue with the task at hand. * Exegetical Tools Quarterly *