Jesus for a New Millennium
Author: Robert W. Funk
From Westar Institute’s Fall 1996 Meeting.
What does the real Jesus have to say about the religion that bears his name? In this tour-de-force based on his book Honest to Jesus, Robert Funk explores (1) the essential players, ideas, movements and issues in the quest for the historical Jesus, (2) the barriers along the way fundamentalisms, liberalisms, orthodoxies, and fears, (3) the meaning of the quest and liberation of Jesus, and (4) Jesus and the future of Christianity. Funk predicts that, once liberated, Jesus will explode prevailing notions of Christianity.
Robert W. Funk (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) was a recognized pioneer in modern biblical scholarship. A Guggenheim Fellow and Senior Fulbright Scholar, he served as Annual Professor of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem and led the Society of Biblical Literature as its Executive Secretary from 1968 1973. His many books include The Five Gospels: The Search for the Authentic Words of Jesus (1993) and The Acts of Jesus: The Search for the Authentic Deeds (1998) (both with the Jesus Seminar), Honest to Jesus (1996), and A Credible Jesus (2002).