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Regardless of its whimsical name, THE ancient BEJEEZUS is a piece of significant scholarship. Dr. Robert M. fee has mentioned to this point the paintings of Albert Schweitzer who, early within the final century, provided a chain of serious reports of efforts to build biographies of a would-be messiah named Jesus. even supposing Schweitzer easily concluded that it was once most likely most unlikely to understand whatever for sure approximately any ancient truth in the back of the mythical New testomony personality, he by no means denied the historicity of Jesus. cost, even if, surveys the dismally unsuccessful attempt of post-Schweitzer students and comes to a decision it is time to be aware of a few students who say that no biography of any "historical Jesus" could be written for the easy cause that no such personality ever existed. cost himself is one among America's such a lot sought after Christ-myth students.

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It is quite revealing that Crossan’s major book, The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant, spends fully its first half filling in the background for Jesus. A more accurate title might have been The Life of Mediterranean Jewish Peasants and the Historical Jesus. ’ But instead each chapter delineates a category, a social or religious role in which Jesus might be seen. Some recent scholars have indeed chosen to place Jesus in one or another of the categories Crossan defines in these chapters.

In my studies I sought acquaintance with the works of major scholars in the field, and there were many of these, not that I’m complaining. Indeed I have found the works of scholars of all stripes and shades of opinion enlightening and fascinating. There is always something to learn even from works with which one feels forced to disagree. Even works whose extravagant speculations scare the Bejeezus out of you. For the earlier phases of Jesus research I was dependent upon Albert Schweitzer’s magnum opus known in English translation as The Quest of the Historical Jesus.

49] often included a scene in which the hero, pursuing the kidnapped heroine, runs afoul of an evil king or governor and is sentenced to the cross or even actually crucified, [begin p. 37] only he always gets a last minute reprieve or somehow survives being crucified. Some readers may object that John’s gospel has Jesus stabbed in the ribcage while crucified [19:34] and then later has Thomas probe the spear wound to demonstrate that Jesus was truly dead and equally truly restored to life [20:27].

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