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Bibil Identifier bibil:226929
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Resurrection-Faith and the 'Historical' Jesus
Author Hurtado, Larry W.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Volume: 11, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 35-52 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract It is clear that a remarkable Jesus-devotion, in which Jesus was accorded unprecedented kinds of reverence, was central in early Christian faith from its earliest extant expressions, and represents a significant escalation from the kinds of reverence that followers expressed during Jesus’ earthly ministry. This devotion seems to have been prompted by the conviction that God had raised Jesus from death and given him heavenly glory. The impact of Jesus’ own activities was certainly a factor, but experiences of the risen Jesus were crucial in generating this belief. Moreover, Jesus’ resurrection meant a resounding vindication of the earthly Jesus. Belief in Jesus’ personal resurrection, thus, contributed strongly to interest in Jesus’ own activities and teaching, the formation and circulation of Jesus-tradition, and the composition of narrative accounts of his career. In short, the earliest ‘quest for the historical Jesus’ was prompted by the conviction that he had been resurrected.
DOI 10.1163/17455197-01101003
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Resurrection
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Ministry
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