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Resurrecting Jesus


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Preface; 1. Secularizing Jesus; 2. The Problem of Audience; 3. The Problem of Gehenna Excursus I: Percy Bysshe Shelley and the Historical Jesus; 4. Apocalyptic, Polemic, Apologetics; 5. Torah, Urzeit, Endzeit; 6. Resurrecting Jesus Excursus II: Joseph of Arimathea Excursus III: The Disciples and Bereavement; Index of Scripture; Index of Modern Names.

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Dale C. Allison, Jr., Errett M. Grable of New Testament and Early Christianity, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and is the author of The Intertextual Jesus and, with the late W.D. Davies, the ICC volumes on Matthew.


This substantial work is composed of six 'essays' or studies on a variety of topics... Allison is a thoughtful, erudite, and courageous scholar and it is both a pleasure and a challenge to work though the evidence with him. His interest in the question of Jesus' resurrection (which he vigorously affirms) is not simply academic; throughout his scholarly discussion he makes links to contemporary experience of death and hope.- The Bible Today, January/ Febrary 2006 - Bible Today, The Dale Allison is one the very best Jesus scholars of our time. The six essays in this volume show him to be the master of the pertinent Gospel and early Jewish texts, modern biblcail scholarship, and everything from patristics to modern psychology and theology. Moreover, they sparkle with his intellectual independence, fresh insights, and good judgment. --Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA - Blurb from reviewer Dale Allison is one of the very few scholars today to whom each us must listen. Some think Jesus was bodily raised, some think resurrection is the explanation of encounters with Jesus after his death, and others think it is all balderdash. Resurrecting Jesus is one book that honest people must read. Belief in the resurrection, as Allison argues, is less a product of eschatological dissonance and more likely the cause of that dissonance, and resurrection language among Jews (as others have argued) transcends belief in the afterlife. This debate is not likely to die out soon and it will surely take place with Resurrecting Jesus in hand. Scot McKnight, Ph.D. Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies North Park University - Blurb from reviewer This self-presentation culminates with the discussion of the resurrection in an intimately personal spiritual soliloquy that could well serve both budding and senior scholars by reminding them that beyond finding historical-critical answers, their task inevitably includes finding themselves at each stage of their intellectual journey. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above. -- - J.C. Hanges, Miami University, Choice Allison extends his earlier Jesus of Nazareth: Millenarian Prophet with a series of essays displaying a distinctive combination of erudition, common sense and gentle wit.- The Christian Century, October 17, 2006 - Christian Century ...remains a helpful generalization for introducing students to twentieth-century NT study... This is a well-written and enterprising volume... this is a book that warrants attention and is a worthy companion to N.T. Wright's Resurrection of the Son of God.- Michael F. Bird, June 2006/ Vol. 49 no.2 - Journal of Evangelical Theological Society

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