Saint Saul: A Skeleton Key to the Historical Jesus ePub download
by Donald Harman Akenson
- ISBN: 0195152387
- ISBN13: 978-0195152388
- ePub: 1926 kb | FB2: 1643 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Bible Study & Reference
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (June 20, 2002)
- Pages: 364
- Rating: 4.2/5
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Donald Akenson, a professor of history at Queen’s University, is author of the highly acclaimed Surpassing .
Donald Akenson, a professor of history at Queen’s University, is author of the highly acclaimed Surpassing Wonder: The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds (1998). Saint Saul, his second foray into Biblical terrain, is aimed at that literate segment of the general reading public whose attention has been captured by the work of the Jesus Seminar. Scholars have tended to be much more impressed with Paul’s apparent lack of interest in the words and deeds of the earthly Jesus.
A Skeleton Key to the Historical Jesus. by Donald Harman Akenson
A Skeleton Key to the Historical Jesus. by Donald Harman Akenson. Akenson (Surpassing Wonder, 1998) concentrates on the Jesus tradition as it first shows itself in the letters of Paul, the oldest portion of the New Testament and the only part of it that predates the destruction of Herod's Temple by the Romans in 70 . The events of that year brought the rich and diverse traditions of Judaism to an end, leaving only two survivors, Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism, and the documents that were written after those events reflect a radically different world than that in which Jesus lived.
Donald Harman Akenson. As the only direct evidence of Jesus we have that were composed before the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE forever altered the outlook of the Christian and Jewish faiths, Akenson claims that these letters are the most reliable source of information.
In Saint Saul Donald Harman Akenson shows that the answer to the most persistent question in Christianity - What do we know about the historical Jesus? - is best found in the writings of a caustic itinerant preacher named Saul. Saul, the author of the Epistles and known to Christians as Saint Paul, is the closest thing we have to a direct witness and our only opportunity to encounter Yeshua, as Jesus was known in his time, in something approaching the original.
Saint Saul: a skeleton key to the historical Jesus. Donald Harman Akenson.
Donald Harman Akenson (born May 22, 1941, Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a historian and author. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1998. Saint Saul: A Skeleton Key to the Historical Jesus. Akenson received his . from Yale University and his doctorate from Harvard University. As of 2007 his work included eighteen non-fiction books, including more than a dozen about Irish history, and five novels. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002. An Irish History of Civilization, Volume I. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005.
A brilliantly written, witty, and engaging look at the historical Jesus is filled with insightful new portraits of both Jesus and Paul.
As the only direct evidence of Jesus we have that were composed before the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE forever altered the outlook of the Christian and Jewish faiths, Akenson claims that these letters are the most reliable source of information.
Written by. Manufacturer: Oxford University Press Inc Release date: 1 March 2001 ISBN-10 : 0195141571 ISBN-13: 9780195141573. A Skeleton Key to the Historical Jesus (New York: Oxford University Press, and Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000), 346 pp. French ed. Saint Saul
Donald harman akenson. Saint Saul. Clé pour le Jésus de l’histoire (Montreal: Fides, 2004), 472 pp. Surpassing Wonder.