Jesus the Purifier - John`s Gospel and the Fourth Quest for the Historical Jesus

Jesus the Purifier

John`s Gospel and the Fourth Quest for the Historical Jesus

Regular price £39.99

Craig L. Blomberg

Category: Religion

Format: Hardback

Publication date: 6/20/23

Publisher: Baker Academic, Div of Baker Publishing Group

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 416 pages

Weight: 736

Dimensions: 159 x 237 x 37

The third quest for the historical Jesus has reached an impasse. But a fourth quest is underway--one that draws from a heretofore largely neglected source: John's Gospel. In this book, renowned New Testament scholar Craig Blomberg advances the idea that John is a viable and valuable source for studying the historical Jesus. The data from John should be integrated with that of the Synoptics, which will yield additional insights into Jesus's emphases and ministry. Blomberg begins by reviewing the first three quests, reassessing both their contributions and their shortcomings. He then discusses the emerging consensus regarding demonstrably historical portions of John, which are more numerous than usually assumed. Peeling back the layers, we discover in Jesus's ministry an emphasis on purity and purification. The Synoptics corroborate this discovery, specifically in Jesus's meals with sinners. Blomberg then explores the practical and contemporary applications of Jesus the purifier, including the "contagious holiness" that Jesus's followers can spread to others.