Life of Jesus, Critically Examined: Volume 3

by David Friedrich Strauss;


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Life of Jesus, Critically Examined: Volume 3

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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). In this work Strauss applied strict historical method to the New Testament gospel narratives and caused scandal across the Protestant world by concluding that all miraculous elements were mythical and ahistorical. Volume 3 applies modern historical criticism to 'de-mythologize' the narratives of the transfiguration, Jesus' final journey into Jerusalem, the passion, the death, and the resurrection; and investigates the historicity of Jesus' enemies. The volume concludes with an essay entitled 'The Dogmatic Import of 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. It is essential reading for any student of the New Testament.

Life of Jesus, Critically Examined: Volume 3 by David Friedrich Strauss was published by Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) in May 2011. The ISBN for Life of Jesus, Critically Examined: Volume 3 is 9780511736315.

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Page last updated 2nd October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (May 2011)
ISBN9780511736315
ISBN-100511736312
Product Code4491998
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