Christobiography

Memory, History, and the Reliability of the Gospels

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Craig S. Keener
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Eerdman's Publishing
    , August
     2019.
     496 pages.
     $54.99.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780802876751.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Demonstrates the reliability of the canonical gospels by exploring the genre of ancient biography The canonical gospels are ancient biographies, narratives of Jesus's life. The authors of these gospels were intentional in how they handled historical information and sources. Building on recent work in the study of ancient biographies, Craig Keener argues that the writers of the canonical gospels followed the literary practices of other biographers in their day. In Christobiography he explores the character of ancient biography and urges students and scholars to appreciate the gospel writers' method and degree of accuracy in recounting the ministry of Jesus. Keener's Christobiography has far-reaching implications for the study of the canonical gospels and historical-Jesus research.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Craig S. Keener is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary.

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