Academic journal article Theological Studies

The Identity of Jesus: Nordic Voices

Academic journal article Theological Studies

The Identity of Jesus: Nordic Voices

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The Identity of Jesus: Nordic Voices. Edited by Samuel Byrkskog, Tom Holmen, and Matti Kankaanniemi. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2/373. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014. Pp. x + 250. $112.

This collection of essays by Scandinavian scholars grew out of a 2010 conference on the identity of Jesus of Nazareth in current historical Jesus research. The editors are well aware that the researcher's own identity is also intertwined with expositions of Jesus' identity, something Albert Schweitzer saw clearly a century ago. Nonetheless, the question of just who Jesus of Nazareth was and how he was seen by those around him remains a compelling question for scholar and believer alike.

Collectively, the essays provide an excellent overview of the current status of historical Jesus research. Kari Syreeni takes up the epistemological conundrum of how the researcher's own identity becomes the lens through which he or she reconstructs Jesus' identity in a tenable way. Per Bilde presents an excellent overview of his research in recent years on just how "original" was Jesus amid the apocalyptic prophets of his day. …

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