Fwd: Review of "Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus," Biblical Literature Newsletter, 28 October 2011
- This new book caught my eye as particularly relevant to the purpose
of this list:
>Darrell L. Bock and Robert L. Webb, eds.We have engaged with Horsley before, in at least one online seminar.
>Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus: A Collaborative
>Exploration of Context and Coherence
>Reviewed by Richard Horsley
The subject of the book invites comparison to the Jesus Seminar's
Acts of Jesus. Although Horsley says each essay reviews the
literature, Horsley himself makes no mention of the Acts of Jesus
volume by the Jesus Seminar.
This dialogue is also quite apt because the book is populated mainly
with evangelical scholars, i.e. those whose presence was least felt
in the Jesus seminar. This would make a comparison all the more interesting.
The volume also devotes some space, according to Horsley, to
methodological issues. It would be interesting to compare theirs
with the Jesus Seminars, as well.
Has anyone read the book yet?
Northern Arizona University
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- Haven't seen the book as yet, but thought the review did a good job
in identifying several features which might appeal to someone who
doesn't feel at home at either "pole".
David Mealand, University of Edinburgh
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