Le Donne's project is exceedingly well-researched in both primary and secondary literature. This work has the potential of bringing social memory into the forefront of historical Jesus studies and of adding considerations of social memory to the criteria of historical authenticity already in use.
--Robert H. Gundry, Scholar-in-Residence, Westmont College, Author of major commentaries on Matthew and Mark, and of The Old is Better
"Le Donne succeed, as he sets out ot do, in presenting a compelling demonstration of history as memory refraction."--Catholic Biblical Quarterly (2012, 74:1)
"... with its focus on typology and history, this work represents a fine critical adaptation of social memory theory. It proves to be a significant contribution to the field of historical Jesus research."
--The Expository Times (2012, 123:7)
"... this volume is a welcome addition to Gospel studies and offers a refreshingly sane and lucid approach to historical Jesus research.... Le Donne has made a significant contribution that should be carefully considered by students and scholars alike."
--Kelly Iverson, Journal for the Study of the New Testament (2011, 33:5)
"This work could point the way to a whole new approach to distinguishing authentic Jesus material."
--Craig A. Evans, Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Acadia Divinity College of Acadia University
About the Author
Anthony Le Donne (Ph.D. Durham University) is the author of Historical Jesus: A Postmodern Paradigm (Eerdmans, 2010). He lives in Loomis, California.