Companions and Competitors (A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume 3)

Companions and Competitors (A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume 3) The First Two Volumes Of John Meier S Monumental Series, A Marginal Jew Rethinking The Historical Jesus, Attracted The Attention Of The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, Christianity Today, And Commonweal, And Are Among The Most Popular And Bestselling Books In The Anchor Bible Reference Library Employing The Same Meticulous Scholarship And Critical Approach, John Meier Continues His Quest For Authentic Answers To Questions About The Historical Jesus In Volume III Companions And CompetitorsMeier Widens The Spotlight From Jesus Himself To Encompass Both His Followers And Such Rival Groups As The Pharisees And The Zealots He Shows That Contrary To The Popular Image Of Jesus As An Egalitarian Leader Indifferent To Structure, Jesus Shaped His Ministry With Great Care And Consciously Competed Against Rival Religious And Political MovementsFocusing On The Jewish Nature Of Jesus, Meier Provides An Important Corrective To Recent Portraits That Present Jesus In The Sometimes Dubious Setting Of Greco Roman Culture And Clarifies Jesus Vision Of Preserving The Identity Of Israel And Fulfilling Its Destiny Like The Previous Books In The Series, It Will Spark Much Discussion Among Scholars And General Readers Alike

John Paul Meier is a Biblical scholar and Catholic priest He attended St Joseph s Seminary and College B.A., 1964 , Gregorian University Rome S.T.L, 1968 , and the Biblical Institute Rome S.S.D., 1976.Meier is the author of nine books and than 60 scholarly articles He was editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly and president of the Catholic Biblical Association.Meier is Professor

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  • Hardcover
  • 720 pages
  • Companions and Competitors (A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume 3)
  • John P. Meier
  • English
  • 06 February 2017
  • 9780385469937

10 thoughts on “Companions and Competitors (A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume 3)

  1. says:

    This series continues to be one I recommend I also suggest you buy the books used if you want copies of your own due to a 1 3 reduction in price This series is not for casual reading, nor is it strictly a commentary as we would normally think of that term Rather, it is a quest to see what can be said of the historical person Jesus of Nazareth, approached from a historian s perspective as opposed to a strict theologian This search and scholarship helps open up the gospels and the world that Jesus would most likely have lived in.

  2. says:

    From Catholic Book Club Newsletter, December 14, 2001 True to its predecessors in this monumental series, Companions and Competitors is a work of impeccable scholarship Meier presents this with an eye to teaching and preaching His careful attention to detail as he tells the story of Jesus and those around him provides inspiration and matter for those involved in the ministry of the word, and indeed for all who pray He approaches the context of Jesus life by relating to him all the groups with whom he came in contact the crowds, the disciples and the cost of discipleship , his followers, the Twelve and individuals among the Twelve Then he takes on the competitors, rounding up the usual suspects Pharisees, Sadducees, Hasmoneans, Herodians, Essenes, Romans.

  3. says:

    Volume Three.Erudite, compelling.A balanced and inspirational demonstration of the contribution of historical criticism to our appreciation of the Gospels.

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