A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume III - Companions and Competitors

A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume III - Companions and Competitors

John P. Meier / Nov 13, 2019

A Marginal Jew Rethinking the Historical Jesus Volume III Companions and Competitors No man is an island not even Jesus as John Meier writes in Companions and Competitors the third installment of his four part series A Marginal Jew Rethinking the Historical Jesus The first volume

  • Title: A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume III - Companions and Competitors
  • Author: John P. Meier
  • ISBN: 9780300140323
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Hardcover
  • No man is an island, not even Jesus, as John Meier writes in Companions and Competitors, the third installment of his four part series, A Marginal Jew Rethinking the Historical Jesus The first volume, an overview of Jesus background, chronology, and early years, was followed by a second that analyzed Jesus most important messages and deeds Here, Meier explains his conNo man is an island, not even Jesus, as John Meier writes in Companions and Competitors, the third installment of his four part series, A Marginal Jew Rethinking the Historical Jesus The first volume, an overview of Jesus background, chronology, and early years, was followed by a second that analyzed Jesus most important messages and deeds Here, Meier explains his conviction that No human being is adequately understood if he or she is considered in isolation from other human beings He leads readers through the concentric circles of companions including the followers who became his disciples and apostles and competitors such as Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, Samaritans that shaped Jesus life in first century Palestine Meier, a priest and New Testament scholar at Notre Dame, writes in the engaging, methodical style of an astringently avuncular professor chapters are carefully outlined, with straightforward headings such as Points of Comparison and Contrast, Caveats on Comparisons, and The Sheer Oddness of Jesus His findings, particularly his explanation of the essentially Jewish nature of Jesus relationships, are a valuable addition to the field of Historical Jesus scholarship.

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    About "John P. Meier"

      • John P. Meier

        John Paul Meier is a Biblical scholar and Catholic priest He attended St Joseph s Seminary and College B.A 1964 , Gregorian University Rome S.T.L, 1968 , and the Biblical Institute Rome S.S.D 1976.Meier is the author of nine books and than 60 scholarly articles He was editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly and president of the Catholic Biblical Association.Meier is Professor of New Testament in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame Before coming to Notre Dame, he was Professor at The Catholic University of America.


    944 Comments

    1. Meier's third installment into his very thorough and wide ranging survey into the historical Jesus continues with his methodological rigor and attention to detail, not holding back to challenge certain passages and accept others using his method. Personally this work had several very interesting bits to it, but not as interesting as his previous two works. Meier divides his work into two sections: the followers of Jesus (crowds, disciples, the 12) and his competitors (religious leaders and sects [...]


    2. Meier turns his methodological eye onto the companions and competitors of Jesus. This is a somewhat illuminating book on the various groups in Judaism in first century Palestine, but there's not much new that Meier brings to the table. This is basically a condensation of recent scholarship on the matter. Nothing much new is illumined in the way of Jesus. Still, a good book to read and a worthy entry into his series (although this is definitely the black sheep of the family)


    3. Meier's series continues as he takes a look at the groups surrounding Jesus's ministry. The Pharisees, Saducees, Essenes, Zealots, scribes, etc. all go through his clearly stated rubric of determining historical circumstances. Looking forward to vol. 4.


    4. Una buena exposición que permite identificar de mejor manera los grupos sociales y religiosos con los que Jesús estuvo o podría haber esta relacionado.Se puntualizan algunas ideas sobre coincidencias y diferencias que surgen en otras obras que no tienen suficiente rigor.



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