The Crucifixion of Jesus: History, Myth, Faith

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Contents
Prefaceix
Abbreviationsx
Introduction1
1.Crucifixion and Why Jesus Was Sentenced to It9
The Ancient View of CrucifixionThe Christian Presentation of Jesus’ Mode of DeathThe Torture of CrucifixionWho Was Crucified and WhyThe Roman Crucifixion of Jesus and the New TestamentDid the Jews Crucify?Why Was Jesus Sentenced to Death?The Development of the Passion NarrativesThe Historical Core of Jesus’ Last Hours and the GospelsBasic Elements of Mark’s Passion StoryDepartures from Mark in the Other GospelsA Tentative Judgment on MotivesHow Mark’s Trial and Passion Account Was FramedJesus’ Temple Predictions as the Cause of His UndoingThe Ambiguous Passion Accounts and Their Emergent ThemeConclusion
2How Jesus’ Death Came to Be Seen as Sacrificial and Redemptive45
The Crucifixion-Resurrection in Paul’s LettersThe Pre-Pauline Tradition: A Redemptive DeathWhy Call a Crucified Man Israel’s Anointed King?The Earliest Recall of Jesus’ Sayings“The Christ” — But a Crucified One?Do We Have Jesus’ View of Why He Died?The Maccabean Martyrs as Paradigm of Jesus’ DeathThe Bible and Expiation by the Deaths of OthersThe Inspiration of Paul’s SoteriologyTracking Paul’s Usage FurtherHow the Cross Came to Be Seen as Redemptive
3.Patristic Attribution of Jesus’ Death to the Jews72
Some New Testament Data ReviewedFrom the Didache to JustinIrenaeus and MelitoTertullian, Clement, OrigenEusebius and Fourth-Century Church FathersPope Gregory the GreatConclusion

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