The Quest of the Historical Jesus #2020

[The Quest of the Historical Jesus] >> Albert Schweitzer Irwin Hood Hoover F.C. Burkitt In this broad survey of the efforts to establish, amend, or deny the historical Jesus, Albert Schweitzer presents the history of a debate about what mattered most to millions of people If God had entered human history, what could history tell about it Throughout the course of this heated and prolonged dispute, one retelling of the life of Jesus followed another, enjoyingIn this broad survey of the efforts to establish, amend, or deny the historical Jesus, Albert Schweitzer presents the history of a debate about what mattered most to millions of people If God had entered human history, what could history tell about it Throughout the course of this heated and prolonged dispute, one retelling of the life of Jesus followed another, enjoying in Schweitzer s phrase the immortality of revised editions Lesser writers might consider differences of opinion as signs of a hopeless enterprise, but Schweitzer instead finds immense value in the differences Approaches and conclusions may differ, he concludes, but the quest for the historical Jesus has provided ample testimony to the importance of the effort and the rewards of the experience.
The Quest of the Historical Jesus In this broad survey of the efforts to establish amend or deny the historical Jesus Albert Schweitzer presents the history of a debate about what mattered most to millions of people If God had ente

  • Title: The Quest of the Historical Jesus
  • Author: Albert Schweitzer Irwin Hood Hoover F.C. Burkitt
  • ISBN: 9780486440279
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Quest of the Historical Jesus Author: Albert Schweitzer Irwin Hood Hoover F.C. Burkitt

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    Albert Schweitzer Irwin Hood Hoover F.C. Burkitt

    Albert Schweitzer, M.D OM, was an Alsatian theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician He was born in Kaisersberg in Alsace Lorraine, a Germanophone region which the German Empire returned to France after World War I Schweitzer challenged both the secular view of historical Jesus current at his time and the traditional Christian view, depicting a Jesus who expected the imminent end of the world He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for his philosophy of reverence for life , expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Lambar n Hospital in Gabon, west central Africa.

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    • Tony Sunderland said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      In the 18th and 19th centuries, European academics not only tried to flesh out the historical Jesus, they also attempted to make sense of the Gospels as documents that at some level described natural events Given that Matthew s and Luke s Gospels are composed from much of Mark s text and John s Gospel portrays a purely divine incarnation of Christ, the rationalist theologians concentrated their efforts with events as they occurred in the Gospel of Mark This pioneering research was inspired by th [...]

    • Erik Graff said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      This volume had been sitting around on the shelves for years, but only read years after the completion of seminary.Albert Schweitzer was a hero to my family During his years as a medical missionary in Gabon, Schweitzer would do annual tours as an organist, raising money for his work Mother and her family would attend his concerts in Oslo By the time I was born Schweitzer was an old man and, as I recall, occasional guest on The Tonight Show, hosted then by Jack Paar I remember him because Mom and [...]

    • Onyango Makagutu said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      I am convinced than I was before I started reading this book that the Jesus of the gospels did not exist Albert Schweitzer does a good job outlining the critical lifes of Jesus that have been written and arrives at the conclusion that the Jesus of history is a fiction but he has a message of hope for the believer He tells them not to lose their belief, but to find in the words of Jesus a reason to continue believing.This is a great read

    • Pierre E. Loignon said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      Le protestantisme est un mouvement chr tien qui s est form en r action aux abus de la tradition catholique, qui avait pratiquement remplac les enseignements du Christ par l tablissement d un syst me hi rarchique et d une panoplie d activit s rituelles En for ant le trait, on peut dire que la religion c leste tait alors mise de c t aux profits d une religion temporelle qui mena ait les populations et dirigeants sous son emprise de toutes les horreurs de l enfer en cas d insoumission.Avec l av nem [...]

    • Pete daPixie said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      Albert the Alsatian looked very similar to that other Albert, the Einstein Did anyone ever see them in the same room Schweitzer s Quest is an authoritative journey through European eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century studies on the historical Jesus Schweitzer cuts a swathe through than fifty authors and their ideas The further I read into this book the I enjoyed Schweitzer s writing style Unfortunately, I ve travelled backwards in time through this genre, which doesn t help Howe [...]

    • Tsun Lu said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      REVIEW AND CRITIQUE Schweitzer, Albert The Quest of the Historical Jesus A Critical Study of its Progress from Reimarus to Wrede Translated by W Montgomery New York, MacMillan, 1968.The Quest of the Historical Jesus 1968 is the English translation of Schweitzer s original work in German, Von Reimarus zu Wrede 1906 While the ecclesiastical doctrines had veiled the authentic history of Jesus the Nazareth, in Schweitzer s view, the historical investigation of Jesus s life throughout the nineteenth [...]

    • Robert said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      If you want to read a thorough overview and critique of the literature of the historical Jesus during the 1800 s this is your book Schweitzer s knowledge of those who came before him in this field is impressive He introduces each author and their attempt at writing about a historical Jesus He then tears apart each argument in turn, while cherry picking those ideas that agree with his own ideas I found this very interesting, though occasionally tedious, reading As a stickler for logic, I have to [...]

    • Zacharygs said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      Really just about as good as had been told Some of the endless accounting for previous scholarship was a little boring, but his conclusions and interactions with them are often witty and intriguing I d give it 5 stars, but I think his general reaction against this scholarship is a little myopic Thoroughgoing eschatology is the answer to all Eh.

    • G0thamite said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      Great review of the historical Jesus studies movement from the Enlightenment till Schweitzer s time A must read for anyone interested in how the major figures of this movement interpreted the text their presuppositions and conclusions Goes into great detail on the main interpreters.

    • WT Sharpe said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      Extremely informative, well researched, and dry as a desert after a ten year drought.

    • Paul said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      Pretty heavy sledding.

    • Christian Wright said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      Schweitzer was definitely writing to his peers with this book it is a heavy scholarly tome that requires a solid background in biblical criticism Even if you have that it can be a challenging read It s ultimately about the quest , that is, what scholars through the ages up to the author s time made of Jesus Schweitzer s own assessment of him takes up two and a half chapters, while the rest of the work is him summarizing and criticizing his predecessors conclusions Because of that the general re [...]

    • Frederick said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      The famed humanitarian, theologian, and philosopher presents a chronicle of unbelief as he reviews the history of apostate German theology and philosophy that denied the resurrection of Christ or even that He existed at all He presents all of the villains in this drama as, of course, heroes because he believed what they believed Moving from Paulus who first denies all miracles and the supernatural as Schweitzer claims he goes through all of the major theologians and philosophers who denied the B [...]

    • Arthur George said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the issues of the historical Jesus arising from the gospels, which issues are many and substantial Schweitzer discusses the research and writings on this question up to his own time, which may obviate reading such prior works for most readers His own theories, though written just over a century ago, are remarkably current, with the exceptions that the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi materials had not yet been discovered when he [...]

    • Volkert said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      I had to abandon this challenging work after reading about a third of it Schweitzer discusses numerous retellings of the life of Jesus, written by German theologians, over the course of about 200 years What I got out of my reading is that some choose to add to or embellish the story of Jesus, while others choose to take away or diminish aspects of the gospel accounts In either case, we are left with a Jesus, and a Christ, other than what was handed down to us in the New Testament These German th [...]

    • AskHistorians said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      Although weighed down by over faithful English translations, Schweitzer s book is literally the beginning of all contemporary attempts to understand Jesus in a non theological light, to the point that the historiography of historical Jesus research in split into quests , the first of which begins with Reimarus and ends with Wrede and Schweitzer This book is essentially a historiography of the Jesus question, and introduced one of the most enduring questions in Jesus research was Jesus eschatolog [...]

    • Scott Sees said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      This book is over a century old now, so it s not the most up to date treatment of the subject Also it was originally written in German And it is dense with a specific theological vocabulary, occasionally employed in that impossibly convoluted way that only theologians can achieve There are a lot of reasons why this book requires considerable patience to read But after all that, I still think it is effort well rewarded I pretty much hated reading it, but I loved what I learned from it.

    • Justin Powell said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      Interesting book, but I may have had too high of hopes for it After hearing about it for so long, I expected something mind blowing I didn t really have that from reading it The synopsis of Jesus studies throughout the majority of the book was interesting at parts, but a bit boring at others The last part of the book was easily the best.

    • Tommi Karjalainen said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      Even if I do not share the conclusions I have to give 4 stars for the wit and the overview of history of interpretation.Biggest frustration was that it is really hard to tell sometimes if a view is author s or someone else s.I think I need to reread this book with different eyes in few years time.

    • Tom Griffin said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      There is something Hegelian about the historical critique of previous scholars that Schweitzer uses to approach the life of Jesus The sidelights on Hegel, Strauss, Feuerbach and Nietzsche make this almost as interesting about the 19th Century as about the 1st Schweitzer s ultimate conclusion is perhaps a little too neat, but in the process of getting there he identifies many key problems.

    • Gordon Howard said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      A difficult book to read in some ways, perhaps because of the translation from German, but an interesting survey of over 100 years of various Germans trying to figure out who Jesus Christ really was However, after all that, Schweitzer s conclusion is as follows It is not Jesus as historically known, but Jesus as spiritually arisen within men, who is significant for our time and can help it.

    • Elizabeth said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      As recommended in Jesus Interrupted

    • Shauna said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      This is a intricately detailed and intelligent book It is already begging for a re reading to catch details I may have missed before A must read for anyone with interests in theology, and theological history.

    • Nando said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      I remember reading this book when I was 15 It was also that first time i read about that Jesus might have had a mental ilness Schizofrenic and there were some apocaliptic preachers in occupied palestine I was in schock cause i was very Catholic.

    • Wyatt Houtz said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      Watershed book in the Quests of the Historical Jesus Lots of famous quotations.

    • Helen said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      Before reading this, I recommend looking up the word eschatology.

    • Emily said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      Urgently needs a new translation

    • F.C. Etier said:
      Apr 01, 2020 - 11:17 AM

      Watch for my review later this summer.

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