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What, if something, does Jesus of Nazareth need to do with philosophy? this question motivates this selection of essays from top theologians, philosophers, and biblical students. half I portrays Jesus in his first-century highbrow and ancient context, getting to highbrow affects and contributions and contemporaneous related styles of proposal. half II examines how Jesus prompted of the main admired medieval philosophers. It considers the seeming conceptual shift from Hebraic different types of suggestion to distinctively Greco-Roman ones in later Christian philosophers. half III considers the importance of Jesus for a few renowned modern philosophical themes, together with epistemology and the that means of existence. the point of interest isn't loads on how 'Christianity' figures in such issues as on how Jesus makes targeted contributions to them.

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4. Jesus ate a final meal with his disciples. 5. Jesus was arrested and interrogated by Jewish authorities, apparently by orders of the High Priest. 6. Although they abandoned Jesus after his arrest, the disciples later “saw” him after his death. 24 22 23 24 E. P. Sanders, Jesus and Judaism (London: SCM Press; Philadelphia: Fortress, 1985), 11. E. P. Sanders, The Historical Figure of Jesus (London and New York: Penguin, 1993). For a helpful tabulation that compares the “almost indisputable facts” given by Sanders in his two books, see M.

Smith’s hoax has been exposed beyond reasonable doubt through analysis of the handwriting, parallels with a popular mystery novel, Smith’s knowledge of the distinctive elements of the text prior to the disovery of the text, and a myriad of other clues Smith playfully planted in the text. See S. C. Carlson, The Gospel Hoax: Morton Smith’s Invention of Secret Mark (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2005); P. Jeffrey, The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007).

6 Among these one of the most interesting is the Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 840, which 2 3 4 5 6 See J. D. G. Dunn, “Jesus Tradition in Paul,” in Studying the Historical Jesus: Evaluations of the State of Current Research, eds. B. D. Chilton and C. A. Evans (NTTS 19; Leiden: Brill, 1994), 155–78. Recent scholarship shows greater openness to understanding James and Jude as authentic letters of the brothers of Jesus. See W. F. Brosend II, James and Jude (New Cambridge Bible Commentary; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004); P.

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