This is a far-reaching and intelligent collection of essays discussing the historical origins of Christianity from a variety of perspectives. Who was the ''real'' Jesus? Given the historical unreliability of the gospels and other ancient sources, can this question ever be answered? Is it possible that a historical Jesus never existed? "Sources of the Jesus Tradition" brings together a collection of expert essays, based on the latest research and scholarship, that attempt to answer these, and many more of the most fascinating and interesting questions about the history of Jesus, and the origins of Christianity. The scholars represented in this volume are among the finest in the world. Included are not only experts in New Testament studies, but also specialists in archaeology, legal history, intertestamental Judaism, educational studies, near-East studies, philosophy, and classics. This will become a must-read volume for anyone with an interest in the origins of Christianity.
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