The Life of Jesus, Critically Examined (BOK)

David Friedrich Strauss

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The German theologian David Friedrich Strauss (1808-1874) published his highly controversial The Life of Jesus in three volumes between 1835 and 1836. This translation by George Eliot is based on the fourth German edition (1840). Strauss applied strict historical method to the gospel narratives and caused scandal across the Protestant world by concluding that all miraculous elements were mythical and ahistorical. Strauss introduces Volume 1 with a survey of 'de-mythology' in Western thought. He applies modern historical and scientific criticism to the annunciation and birth narratives; the Davidic descent and genealogies of Jesus; Jesus' visit to the temple; Jesus' baptism and temptation and his relationship with John the Baptist. The volume ends with a chapter on chronology and locality in the life of Jesus. This is a key text of nineteenth-century theology that pioneered the application of historical and scientific methods to the study of religious texts.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter David Friedrich Strauss
ISBN 9781108019552
Antall sider 448 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 570 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Biblical studies & exegesis, The historical Jesus

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