The Historical Jesus
Cooper, Ilene, American Libraries
Throughout most of the life of Christianity, people have assumed that whatever they needed to know about Jesus could be found in the Bible. But the Gospels are neither histories nor biographies, and biblical scholars, at least since the Age of Enlightenment, have been asking one question over and over: Who was Jesus? What do we know about the man behind the Christ?
This fascination with the historical Jesus has spread recently from scholars to general readers, fueled by a recent spate of new books on the subject. Although there seem to be as many answers to the Jesus question as there are scholars, each adds a new piece to the puzzle and prepares readers to ask their own …
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Publication information: Article title: The Historical Jesus. Contributors: Cooper, Ilene - Author. Magazine title: American Libraries. Volume: 25. Issue: 3 Publication date: March 1994. Page number: 288. © 1984 American Library Association. COPYRIGHT 1994 Gale Group.
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