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Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 Jesus Book of the Year--Chris Keith

Readers of the blog will be not be surprised at the announcement of the Jesus Blog's 2013 Book of the Year:  Jens Schroeter's From Jesus to the New Testament (Baylor University Press).  This is the Wayne Coppins English translation of Schroeter's Von Jesus zum Neuen Testament (Mohr Siebeck, 2007)  So, it's not exactly new.  But, in light of the general overlooking of, or ignorance of, Schroeter's work in much English-speaking historical Jesus scholarship heretofore, this English translation is important.  Schroeter was anticipating many of the current developments in Jesus studies, centered primarily on postmodern historiography, already in the late 1990s.  We think that this English version of his later collected essays could serve as an important starting point for further discussion along these lines.  If you didn't happen to attend the so-called Blowup in Baltimore, I think I could agree with others in saying that Jens's comments from the audience marked him as the person in the room from whom we all wanted to hear more.  This book is your chance to do just that.  Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Schroeter!

1 comment:

  1. For those interested, and with institutional access, Project Muse has electronic pdf versions of each chapter of Schroeter's book available here:

    Lot's of other great Biblical Studies books as well.