The Historical Jesus Goes to Church
The Jesus Seminar
Introduction by Arthur J. Dewey
Contributors: Roy W. Hoover, Stephen J. Patterson, Lane C. McGaughy, Joe Bessler-Northcutt, Hal Taussig, Glenna S. Jackson, Charles W. Hedrick, Francis Macnab
What difference does scholarship on the historical Jesus make for the way we think about the meaning of Christian faith in the twenty-first century? In The Historical Jesus Goes To Church, biblical scholars—Fellows of the Jesus Seminar—speak directly to the ways in which new knowledge of the Jesus of history requires and enables us to think differently about the significance of Jesus and about the reliability and authority of the Bible. They also imagine what these new understandings imply for public worship, preaching, prayer and practice, and life in community. These articles evoke the spirit of Paul, Christianity's first theologian, who like us found himself standing at the intersection of two eras and knew that he had to let go of his past if he hoped to have a future.
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