Recovering Jesus: The Witness of the New Testament

My first impression of Thomas R. Yoder Neufeld’s study was that it tries to be three books in one without succeeding as any of the three, but I discovered that this apparent weakness of the book is also its greatest strength. On the surface, Recovering Jesus is a survey of recent studies constituting the so-called third quest for the historical Jesus, but it does not focus exclusively on Jesus because Jesus studies raise questions about the Gospels as sources for the quest. So Yoder Neufeld has also written an introduction to the synoptic Gospels. Finally, he has decided to pepper his study with other portions of the New Testament in the style of an introduction to New Testament theology—or New Testament Christology, if you prefer. Three books in one!

 

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