Review of Constructing Jesus

James McGrath has a nice review of Dale Allison’s Constructing Jesus, which I mentioned recently. Topics I especially look forward to, based on McGrath’s comments: (1) “gist” vs. “details” — the overall impression given by the sources vs. individual sayings/deeds determined to be authentic by the classic criteria; (2) consistency being the “hobgoblin of nonapocalyptic minds”; (3) willing and reluctant messiahs; (4) Paul having known a passion narrative.

This will be Dale’s fourth and last book on the historical Jesus, and it looks like he’s going out with a bang.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s