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Friday, October 10, 2014

Jens Schröter’s Jesus of Nazareth—Chris Keith

Readers of the Jesus Blog may want to take note that Baylor University Press has now released the most recent Wayne Coppins (and Brian Pounds) translation of Jens Schroeter's work.  This book, Jesus of Nazareth: Jew from Galilee, Savior of the World, is a more accessible and student-friendly study by Schroeter that starts with the historical Jesus and goes up through modern artistic representations of Jesus.  It's a little lighter on methodology than his From Jesus to the New Testament, but still includes a really good opening chapter on what we mean when we talk about the historical Jesus and what historians can hope to grasp in their efforts.  Another strength is that Schroeter often includes archaeological evidence in the discussion.  The German original, Jesus von Nazaret, was first published in 2006 and it has already gone through at least three editions.  For anyone unfamiliar with the work of Prof Dr Schroeter, this will be an ideal place to start.  I'm really happy to see Baylor University Press taking the initiative to bring this book out in English.  It's also featured in their ad on the side of this blog.  You can click through that ad to order your own copy.  I think as well that we probably need to have a giveaway of this book.....

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Chris! I'm including here a link to Jens Schröter's "German Scholars" post in case it is of interest to your readers!