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Who Do My Opponents Say That I Am?: An Investigation of the Accusations against the Historical Jesus
Modica, Joseph B. and Scot McKnight, editors

London: T&T Clark, 2008 pp. x + 175. $130.00

Series Information
Library of New Testament Studies, 327


Description: This volume will unpack the seven allegations proposed by Scot McKnight in his article 'Calling Jesus Mamzer' in the inaugural volume of The Journal for the Historical Jesus (2003: 73-103). Each essay will explore the historicity of each accusation and what they tell us about Jesus. McKnight and Modica propose that by examining these specific allegations, one can begin to comprehend a neglected dimension of historical Jesus studies, namely, that Jesus can be understood by what his opponents (critics) say of him. They contend that such an approach offers, as Malina and Neyrey have previously examined in Calling Jesus Names, a 'Christology from the side'.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Literature

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Review by Samuel Lamerson
Published 2/2/2009
Citation: Samuel Lamerson, review of Scot Mcknight and Joseph B. Modica, eds., Who Do My Opponents Say That I Am?: An Investigation of the Accusations against the Historical Jesus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


Review by Stephan Witetschek
Published 2/2/2009
Citation: Stephan Witetschek, review of Scot Mcknight and Joseph B. Modica, eds., Who Do My Opponents Say That I Am?: An Investigation of the Accusations against the Historical Jesus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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