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Memory, Jesus, and the Synoptic Gospels
McIver, Robert K.

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011 pp. xii + 241. $29.95

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Description: Before they were written in the Gospels, the teachings and deeds of Jesus were preserved in human memory-with all its frailties and strengths-for perhaps as long as 30 to 60 years. Much can happen to traditions preserved in memories for so long, and this groundbreaking work addresses the impact that the qualities of human memory would have had on the traditions of the historical Jesus found in the Synoptic Gospels. It uses the insights gained from over a century of psychological experimentation to investigate the qualities and potential reliability of individual and collective memories underlying the various elements that make up the Gospel traditions.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Literature

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Review by Alan Kirk
Published 6/10/2012
Citation: Alan Kirk, review of Robert K. McIver, Memory, Jesus, and the Synoptic Gospels, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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