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

New York: 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 (Volume 1.1 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: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins

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Review by V. George Shillington
Published 5/23/2009
Citation: V. George Shillington, review of Scot Mcknight and Joseph B. Modica, eds., Who Do My Opponents Say That I Am?: An Investigation of the Accusations against Jesus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


Review by M. Robert Mulholland
Published 3/12/2010
Citation: M. Robert Mulholland, review of Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica, eds., Who Do My Opponents Say That I Am?: An Investigation of the Accusations against Jesus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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