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Author Herzog, William R.

Title Jesus, justice, and the reign of God : a ministry of liberation / William R. Herzog II.

Publication Info. Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  232.9 H582J    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description xv, 316 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-310) and index.
Contents Part 1. Continuing Quest for the Historical Jesus -- 1. "Third Quest" in Context 3 -- 1906: The Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Discovery of the Apocalyptic Jesus 4 -- 1906-1953: The Abandoned Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Search for the Kerygma of the Early Church 8 -- 1953-1970: The New Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Discovery of the Existentialist Jesus 12 -- 1970-Present: The Third Quest for the Historical Jesus, Diverse Methods, and a Fragmented Synthesis 18 -- 2. Models and Methods in the Quest for the Historical Jesus 34 -- Jesus of the Gaps 34 -- Search for Criteria and Method 36 -- A Part of the Whole Jesus 42 -- Rejection of the Misguided Quest 44 -- Conclusion: The Necessity of the Continuing Quest 46 -- 3. Prophet of the Justice of the Reign of God: An Approach to the Historical Jesus 47 -- Jesus as a Prophet in the Gospels 47 -- Prophets in the Sayings of Jesus and the Gospel Traditions 49 -- Types of Prophets in the Second Temple Era and Time of Jesus 51 -- Israel's Prophetic Tradition in Historical Perspective 60 -- Jesus as Prophet of the Justice of the Reign of God 63 -- Part 2. Jesus of Nazareth: A Contextual Approach -- 4. Search for a Usable Context: Biblical Criticism and the Historical Jesus 72 -- Problem of Defining Context 72 -- Form Criticism and the "Setting in Life" 73 -- Redaction Criticism and the Context of the Evangelist 80 -- Literary Criticisms and Narrative Worlds 83 -- Use of the Social Sciences and the Question of Context 86 -- 5. Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Quest for the Historical Galilee: Jesus in the World of Agrarian Societies, Aristocratic Empires, and Colonized Peoples 90 -- Advanced Agrarian Societies and Aristocratic Empires 90 -- Two Faces of Colonial Occupation: Local Aristocracies and Client Kingship 102 -- Part 3. Jesus the Prophet and the Praxis of the Justice of the Reign of God: Conflicts in Context -- 6. "Something Greater than the Temple Is Here": Subverting the "Cave of Social Bandits" 111 -- A Reading of the Temple Incident 111 -- Role of the Temple in Agrarian Societies and Aristocratic Empires: Legitimizing the Powers That Be 112 -- Jesus and the Temple 123 -- 7. "What Is Written? How Do You Read?" The Torah: Debt, Purity, and Social Control 144 -- Quest for the Historical Synagogue 144 -- Who Were the Pharisees? 147 -- Great Tradition and the Little Tradition 149 -- Jesus and the Torah 155 -- 8. Resistance and Conflict: Jesus' Healings and Debates 168 -- "The Weightier Matters of the Torah" (Matt. 23:23) 168 -- 9. Temple, the Land, and the Reign of God 191 -- Land and the Temple: An Indissoluble Bond? 191 -- Part 4. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem: The "Show Trial" in Jerusalem -- 10. "Show Trial" in Jerusalem: "Why? What Evil Has He Done?" 218 -- Rap Sheet on Jesus 218 -- Show Trial in Jerusalem 240 -- 11. A Concluding Unhistorical Postscript 247 -- Why Seek the Living among the Dead? 247 -- Jesus and Christology 251.
Summary "In this book William Herzog bridges the gap between purely historical and theological interpretations of the life of Jesus with a compelling synthesis of politics and theology, faith and history. Herzog portrays Jesus as a "prophet of the justice of the reign of God."" "By building on his view of Jesus first developed in Parables as Subversive Speech, Herzog argues that Jesus is intensely interested in the social, political, and economic well-being of humanity. While his earlier work concentrated on the sayings of Jesus, here Herzog focuses on the actions of Jesus, finding them every bit as subversive to his day and age."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Jesus Christ -- Historicity.
Jesus Christ -- Prophetic office.
Jesus Christ. (OCoLC)fst00040116
Jesus Christus.
Historicity of Jesus Christ. (OCoLC)fst01353218
Prophetic office of Jesus Christ. (OCoLC)fst01354080
Leven van Jezus.
Reich Gottes. (DE-588)4049101-8
ISBN 0664256767 (paperback ; acid-free paper)
9780664256760 (paperback ; acid-free paper)
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