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The Identity of Jesus: Nordic Voices
Byrskog, Samuel, Tom Holmén and Matti Kankaanniemi, editors

Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2014 pp. x + 250. €74.00

Series Information
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 2/373


Description: Much of the Jesus scholarship has concentrated on the so-called self-identity of Jesus. However, due to the recent emphasis on the subjective perception and memory processes in the methodology of Jesus research, it is meaningful to re-conceptualize the question. The authors of this volume approach the question of the identity of Jesus from different angles. Viewpoints vary from that of comparative religion to the analysis of the narratives Jesus told, some key events of his life and existing identities of the first century Judaism. The overall aim in this collection of articles is to provide informative and updated perspectives on one of the most central questions of the research field. The papers given in the first Nordic Symposium of the Historical Jesus in Ĺbo 2010 have been modified and collected to cover important aspects in the historical Jesus research. While contributions come from a rather heterogeneous group of scholars, the geographical and linguistic proximity have enabled keen and fruitful interaction, thus making Nordic voices worth hearing.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Other History, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology, Comparative Religion, Judaism, Other Methods

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Review by Eve-Marie Becker
Published 4/5/2018
Citation: Eve-Marie Becker, review of Samuel Byrskog, Tom Holmén, and Matti Kankaanniemi, eds., The Identity of Jesus: Nordic Voices, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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