Constructing Jesus: Memory, Imagination, and History
What did Jesus think of himself? How did he face death? What were his expectations of the future? In this volume, internationally renowned Jesus scholar Dale Allison Jr. addresses such perennially fascinating questions about Jesus.
Representing the fruit of several decades of research, this major work questions standard approaches to Jesus studies and rethinks our knowledge of the historical Jesus in light of recent progress in the scientific study of memory. Allison's groundbreaking alternative strategy calls for applying what we know about the function of human memory to our reading of the Gospels in order to "construct Jesus" more soundly.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing
Allison's basic premise is that we can trust the patterns of the New Testament record, whether or not we believe the details. Neither believing everything literally, not complete sceptism are ... Read full review