The Historical Reliability of the Gospels
Craig L. Blomberg
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Kustantaja: InterVarsity Press, 1987
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The search for the historical Jesus has had a long and complicated history. Nineteenth-century scholars, employing the tools of the historical-critical method, supplied a host of novel and contradictory interpretations of the Gospel materials. With the publication of Albert Schweitzer's Quest of the the Historical Jesus nearly all hopes of producing a "scientific" life of Jesus vanished.
Twentieth century researchers, while gaining a new appreciation of the Gospel writers as theologians, have largely remained skeptical of them as historians. Applying stringent "criteria of authenticity" to the sayings of Jesus, they have often left us with a Jesus who was merely human.
Is such skepticism justified? Or can we trust the New Testament to give us accurate information about the nature and character of Jesus? What is the current state of Gospels research?
Craig Blomberg summarizes the work of contemporary evangelical scholars sponsored by the Gospels Research Project of Tyndale House, Cambridge, and published in the six volume Gospel Perspectives series. Yet he does more than merely summarize; he offers a truly independent work that will be of use to theological students, pastors and others concerned about the historical reliability of the Gospels.
After sketching the history of Gospel criticism from the early church to the present, Blomberg describes distinctive developments of the past half century. Next he discusses the problems associated with the miracle stories and examines alleged inconsistencies both within the synoptic Gospels and between them and the Gospel of John. Finally, after considering the historical testimony of extrabiblical sources, Blomberg looks critically at historical method.
Craig L. Blomberg on Uuden testamentin eksegetiikan professori (Denver Seminary) ja alansa johtava tutkija. Hän on kirjoittanut lukuisia Raamattua selittäviä teoksia.