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Bibil Identifier bibil:219708
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Was Jesus a Friend of Unrepentant Sinners? A Fresh Appraisal of Sanders's Controversial Proposal
Author Powell, Mark Allan
Journal Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Volume: 7, Issue: 3)
Undefined link The Historical Figure of Jesus
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 286-310 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Se réfère aux contributions de E.P. Sanders suivantes: 'Jesus and the Sinners', JSNT 19 (1983), p. 5-36; Jesus and Judaism (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1985), p. 174-211; The Historical Figure of Jesus (London: Penguin, 1993), p. 225-235.
Abstract The proposal of E.P. Sanders that Jesus befriended sinners and promised them the kingdom without requiring that they repent has been rejected out of hand by many scholars but has not received a systematic evaluation. This article critiques six points that Sanders believes supports his conclusion, distinguishing between points that do not hold up to scrutiny, points that merely cohere with Sanders's claim without necessitating such a conclusion, and points that actually do indicate the viability of his proposal in ways that have not yet been refuted. The article concludes with a restatement of the argument that is more systematic than Sanders's original presentation. This restatement may be more acceptable to many Jesus scholars and, in any case, will delineate where those who continue to reject this controversial proposal should focus their critique.
DOI 10.1163/147686909x12497389140589
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus : Relationship with Sinners
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Repentance
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