The quest for the historical Jesus 10-19

The quest for the historical Jesus 10-19 - Criteria for...

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The quest for the historical Jesus (4) non-Christian sources: Pliny the younger’s letter in 112c.e The roman historian, Suetonius 114 c.e. The roman historian, Tactius 115 c.e. Josephus, the Jewish historian, 90 c.e. Christian sources: Gospel of Thomas 7 authentic letters of Paul (50 c.e.) Romans, Galatians, Philippians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, 1 Thessalonians, Philemon 4 canonical gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
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Unformatted text preview: Criteria for establishing historicity The earlier the better Theological merits/ historical demerits Bias Independent attestation Criteria of dissimilarity Criterion of contextual credibility Jewish Revolt A (167 b.c.e.) Maccabees independence from Greeks Jesus, apocalyptic prophet (33ce) Jewish revolt b (64-67 c.e.) roman revolt failure...
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course RELIGION 202 taught by Professor Wallace during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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