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Bibil Identifier bibil:202507
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Der Papst und die Jesus-Forscher
Title (German, ) Notwendige Fragen zwischen Exegese, Dogmatik und Gemeinde
Author Riesner, Rainer
Journal Theologische Beiträge (Volume: 39, Issue: 6)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language German
Pages 329-345 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Pope Benedict XVI. s book on Jesus challenges New Testament exegesis to reflect critically its own history and present hermeneutics. An overview of the reactions by German exegetes shows three different types of answers. Some reject the Pope's conviction that the Christ of the Gospels is also the Historical Jesus. Others believe that the Pope draws a powerful picture of Christ as he lives in the collective memory of the church, although historical verification of this picture is either impossible or irrelevant. A third group of scholars is convinced that there is indeed no substantial contradiction between the Historical Jesus and the Christ of the Gospels, even if the representation by the Pope can be historically refined.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 21st century : Ratzinger, Joseph Alois
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus
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