Introduction to the Review Issue

Introduction to the Review Issue Both works reviewed in this issue crown significant prior contributions to Jesus research made by their authors. Dale C. Allison Jr.’s Constructing Jesus : Memory, Imagination, and History 1 follows three earlier efforts: Jesus of Nazareth: Millenarian Prophet , 2 Resurrecting Jesus: The Earliest Christian Tradition and its Interpreters 3 and The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus . 4 Not intended as a comprehensive treatment of Jesus, 5 it combines fresh studies with developments of previous work 6 to address some six issues dogging Jesus research: the criteria for authenticity (which permeates the book), Jesus’ posture towards apocalypticism, his self-conception (that is, his own Christology), his modes of public speech, the historicity of Gospel Passion accounts and the evangelists’ assumptions about the reality of their stories. Rinaldo Fabris’s Gesù il ‘Nazareno’. Indagine storica , 7 for its part, appears nearly thirty years after his Gesù di Nazareth. Storia e interpretazione . 8 By contrast to Constructing Jesus , this work does offer a comprehensive examination of Jesus. Its purpose is to revisit the data in light ‘of the publications which represent the various new trends in research on the historical Jesus’; 9 and with that goal in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus Brill

Introduction to the Review Issue

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© 2015 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1476-8690
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Both works reviewed in this issue crown significant prior contributions to Jesus research made by their authors. Dale C. Allison Jr.’s Constructing Jesus : Memory, Imagination, and History 1 follows three earlier efforts: Jesus of Nazareth: Millenarian Prophet , 2 Resurrecting Jesus: The Earliest Christian Tradition and its Interpreters 3 and The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus . 4 Not intended as a comprehensive treatment of Jesus, 5 it combines fresh studies with developments of previous work 6 to address some six issues dogging Jesus research: the criteria for authenticity (which permeates the book), Jesus’ posture towards apocalypticism, his self-conception (that is, his own Christology), his modes of public speech, the historicity of Gospel Passion accounts and the evangelists’ assumptions about the reality of their stories. Rinaldo Fabris’s Gesù il ‘Nazareno’. Indagine storica , 7 for its part, appears nearly thirty years after his Gesù di Nazareth. Storia e interpretazione . 8 By contrast to Constructing Jesus , this work does offer a comprehensive examination of Jesus. Its purpose is to revisit the data in light ‘of the publications which represent the various new trends in research on the historical Jesus’; 9 and with that goal in

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