A critical question for contemporary Christians addressed by a wise, seasoned, and dedicated Christian scholar.
Christians confront the ostensible dichotomy between the 'Christ of faith' and the 'Jesus of history' more everyday-whether in their own thinking about Christianity or in the form of a question from skeptics or curious non-believers. What may be claimed about Jesus in a responsible way?
In The Story of Jesus in History and Faith McDonald examines the most important aspects of the story of Jesus from his birth to his resurrection and introduces key issues and approaches in the study of the historical Jesus. He also considers faith issues, taking account of theological perspectives that secularized historiography cannot address. The book incorporates excerpts from primary sources and includes a map and tables.
Many books are available on the historical Jesus, but few address issues that are critically central to Christian faith--namely, Jesus as resurrected Lord, Christ, and Son of God. This comprehensive introduction to the study of the historical Jesus takes both scholarship and Christian faith seriously.