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Title: The Life of Jesus, Critically Examined, 3 Volumes
Author: Strauss, David Friedrich
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2010
Paperback; ISBN: 9781108019590
Volumes: 3; Pages: 1371
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Strauss highly controversial The Life of Jesus applied strict historical methods to the gospel narratives and caused scandal by concluding that all miraculous elements were mythical and ahistorical. A key text of nineteenth-century theology that pioneered the application of historical and scientific methods to the study of religious texts.ContentsVolume 1Preface to the first edition Preface to the fourth edition Introduction. Development of the mythical point of view in relation to the Gospel histories Part I. History of the Birth and Childhood of Jesus 1. Annunciation and birth of John the Baptist 2. Davidical descent of Jesus, according to the genealogical tables of Matthew and Luke 3. Announcement of the conception of Jesus. Its supernatural character. Visit of Mary to Elizabeth 4. Birth and earliest events of the life of Jesus 5. The first visit to the Temple, and the education of Jesus Part II. History of the Public Life of Jesus 1. Relations between Jesus and John the Baptist 2. Baptism and temptation of Jesus 3. Locality and chronology of the public life of Jesus Volume 2Part II continued. History of the Public Life of Jesus4. Jesus as the Messiah 5. The disciples of Jesus 6. The discourses of Jesus in the three first Gospels 7. Discourses of Jesus in the fourth Gospel 8. Events in the public life of Jesus, exclusive of the miracles 9. Miracles of Jesus Volume 3Part II continued. History of the Public Life of Jesus 10. The Transfiguration of Jesus, and his last journey to Jerusalem Part III. History of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus 1. Relation of Jesus to the idea of a suffering and dying Messiah; His discourses on his death, resurrection, and second advent 2. Machinations of the enemies of Jesus; Treachery of Judas; Last supper with the disciples 3. Retirement to the Mount of Olives, arrest, trial, condemnation, and crucifixion of Jesus 4. Death and resurrection of Jesus 5. The Ascension Concluding dissertation. The dogmatic import of the life of Jesus.