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Bibil Identifier bibil:219715
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Eyewitnesses as Interpreters of the Past: Reflections on Richard Bauckham's, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses
Author Byrskog, Samuel
Journal Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Volume: 6, Issue: 2)
Reviewed book Jesus and the Eyewitnesses
Response article In Response to My Respondents: Jesus and the Eyewitnesses in Review
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 157-168 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Richard Bauckham's Jesus and the Eyewitnesses is a remarkable achievement which rightly places the role of eyewitnesses in early Christianity on the international scholarly agenda and points to its historical and theological significance. Just as Bauckham has previously challenged form criticism on its uncritical reference to Gospels communities, he has now decisively undermined the romantic idea of the existence of creative collectives determined by impersonal laws of how tradition originates and develops. The present essay questions his confident use of the names mentioned in the Gospels and asks for clarification as to the precise relationship between eyewitnesses and history and the nature of their recollection. It also points to and exemplifies the rhetorical character of the Gospel of Mark as an indication of how reports about the past were interpreted, rhetoricized, and narrativized and asks how precisely to account for the infl uence of eyewitnesses when they were not longer present in the transmitting groups and the Christian communities.
DOI 10.1163/174551908X349653
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Witness
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Oral Tradition
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