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By Luke T. Johnson

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In a suite of essays spanning a few 35 years, Luke Timothy Johnson takes on essentially the most contested matters within the learn of Christian Origins and the recent testomony --- from the historic Jesus and the Jesus of the Gospels, via exegetical reviews of Luke-Acts and Paul, to questions touching on the improvement of early Christian historical past, family members with Judaism, the makes use of of polemic, sexuality, and law.
Johnson's paintings is characterised through shut awareness to texts and a priority for methodological rigor. faraway from representing scholarly consensus, those essays constantly show independence of judgment, no matter if about the authorship of Paul's disputed letters, the legitimacy of the search for the old Jesus, or the poisonous personality of a few early Christian texts.

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T. Clark, 1996). J. S. : Polebridge Press, 1990); R. Valantasis, The Gospel of Thomas (London: Routledge, 1997). This approach has been exploited most fully by Funk in The Five Gospels and by Crossan in The Historical Jesus. 29 Caution concerning the overly optimistic use of the Gospel of Thomas as a source for the historical Jesus derives from four considerations. First, the possibility that the sayings in the Gospel of Thomas resembling those in the canonical Gospels are in some fashion dependent on them cannot easily be dismissed.

67 S. Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript (Princeton University Press, 1944), 498–515. I recognize that my use of the “eternal” here is not the same as Kierkegaard’s. 68 It is also, of course, the failure of arguments such as those used to support the exclusion of women from ordained ministry on the grounds that Jesus and the apostles were male. The same logic could be extended to demand that all priests be Jewish, wear beards, and live in Palestine. ”69 He is partly right: to be a disciple must be to be like Jesus in some fashion, and that means having a different vision.

Dugmore (London: SPCK, 1944), 92. See also M. Kähler: “What is usually happening is that the image of Jesus is being refracted through the spirit of these gentlemen themselves,” in his The So-Called Historical Jesus and the Historic, Biblical Christ (1892; Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1964), 56. 25 This century, after all, has been one of unparalleled growth in discoveries about the ancient Mediterranean world. , M. N. Sherwin-White, Roman Society and Roman Law in the New Testament (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963).

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