Psychological Analyses and the Historical Jesus Hardback

Explorations in Understanding

by Bas van Os;

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Psychological Analyses and the Historical Jesus

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This is an in-depth assessment of whether and how we can psycho-analyse Jesus, based on the Gospel evidence, and what this can tell us about the historical Jesus. Can we psycho-analyze Jesus? What benefits might such analysis have for Historical Jesus Research? Bas van Os examines the key problems which surround writing a 'phsycho-biography' of Jesus - lack of data from his childhood, or information on his sexual identity - and goes on to apply psycho-analytical theory to the evidence we do have. Os considers Jesus' context as a religious Jew in 1st century Palestine coping with rejection, loss and insecurity and draws insights into the ways that religious people can cope with trauma by adopting 'scripted' roles from their religious heritage. Os uses these insights to generate hypotheses about the development of Jesus' self-awareness and the choices he made in the last years of his life. Formerly the "Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement", this is a book series that explores the many aspects of New Testament study including historical perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and theological, cultural and contextual approaches."The Early Christianity in Context" series, a part of "JSNTS", examines the birth and development of early Christianity up to the end of the third century CE. The series places Christianity in its social, cultural, political and economic context. European Seminar on Christian Origins and "Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus Supplement" are also part of "JSNTS".

Psychological Analyses and the Historical Jesus by Bas van Os was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in December 2010. The ISBN for Psychological Analyses and the Historical Jesus is 9780567120281.

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Page last updated 15th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (December 2010)
Number of Pages236
Thickness14 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code3703840
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