"An impressive volume. Levine, Allison, and Crossan have assembled a group of experts who, by generously citing and carefully analyzing primary sources, contextualize Jesus in the Jewish and wider Greco-Roman world of his time. The essays cast a wide net and collect a rich assortment of information for students of the historical Jesus and the Gospels."--James C. Vanderkam, University of Notre Dame, author of The Dead Sea Scrolls
"Textbooks are increasingly difficult to find for an introductory class on Jesus of Nazareth. The Historical Jesus in Context provides an anthology of important primary texts that are set in context so that they illuminate what Jesus and his world was like. The selections are judicious, the authors prominent, and the potential for students illuminating."--Scot McKnight, author of The Jesus Creed
"This is a source book to help all obtain their own conclusions, by emphasizing that Jesus' own message must be grounded in the original historical context. The task is not only imperative but also demanded morally. No other book does this so well. It is amazingly well done and well written."--James Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary
"This is a great collection and would certainly be of interest to scholars and laypersons interested in the quest for the historical Jesus. The selection of scholars is top notch, and the notes and commentary for each source are strong."--Kathleen Corley, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book is excellent for anyone who is interested in the historical life of Jesus. I found it very informative and enlightening.Published 17 months ago by Barbie Gorelick Callanan
This review is for non-academics. If you've read the popular books on the historical Jesus, such as those by Ehrman and Fredriksen, and you're OK with reading academic texts as... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Pablo
Scholarly and readable research findings and essays on the social and political time frame of his life. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Elaine Creaden