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A celibate Jesus, a married Jesus, a rebel Jesus, a Gnostic Jesus, a failed Jesus, a black Jesus, a feminist Jesus, are amongst the many images on offer. This study, which looks at traditional and at alternative sources, traces both the quest of the historical Jesus within the Christian tradition and encounters between the Jesus story and the world beyond the Church. The author asks what agendas, assumptions, human needs do all these writers take to their studies of Jesus? The book analyzes a range of insider and outsider images of Jesus, some popular, some scholarly, some hotly debated. Writers discussed include Marcus Borg, the Dalai Lama, Abraham Geiger, the Jesus Seminar, Barbara Thiering, Vivekananda, and Tom Wright. The book should be of equal interest to students and to general readers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826449160
ISBN-10: 0826449166
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 32mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Frances Pinter Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Clinton Bennett

Clinton Bennett teaches Religious Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA.

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