Add the Sex, Suffering, Sanctification Bundle  to your order to receive free USPS shipping (U.S. only. Offer ends February 22, 2018)

Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods

Bock, Darrell L.

Endorsements ()

Product Description

Interest in the historical Jesus continues to occupy much of today's discussion of the Bible. The vexing question is how the Jesus presented in the Gospels relates to the Jesus that actually walked this earth.

Studying the Historical Jesus is an introductory guide to how one might go about answering that question by doing historical inquiry into the material found in the Gospels. Darrell Bock introduces the sources of our knowledge about Jesus, both biblical and extra-biblical. He then surveys the history and culture of the world of Jesus. The final chapters introduce some of the methods used to study the Gospels, including historical, redaction, and narrative criticisms.

Bock, a well respected author, provides an informed evangelical alternative to radical projects like the Jesus Seminar. His audience, however, is not limited only to evangelicals. This book, written for college and seminary courses, offers an informed scholarly approach that takes the Gospels seriously as a source of historical information.

240 Pages
Published June 2002

About the Author

Darrell L. Bock (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is Research Professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of many books, including the two-volume commentary on Luke in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, Jesus According to Scripture, and Studying the Historical Jesus.

Endorsements for Studying the Historical Jesus

Recently Viewed