A recent announcement from Augsburg Fortress Publishers:
The Shadow of the Galilean:
The Quest of the Historical Jesus in Narrative Form
A contemporary classic, The Shadow of the Galilean is an acclaimed and popular work of historical fiction about Jesus. Written by one of this generation's great New Testament scholars, Gerd Theissen, the work vividly captures the tensions and turmoil of Jesus' time, as well as the enormous attraction and unpredictability of the figure of Jesus as he affects his Jewish environment under Roman sway.
First published in 1987 by Fortress Press, this 20th anniversary edition includes careful documentation in the footnotes showing that much of the narrative is based on ancient resources and also includes a new Afterword from the author.
"An achievement in 'narrative theology', illuminating the social world of Jesus from rich sources and imaginative reconstructions. Theissen's book combines scholarship and story. The author supplements his fictional creations with letters to a professional colleague, Dr. Kratzinger, illuminating methodology. The book should be a boon to preachers of the Gospels."
—John Reumann, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
Gerd Theissen is Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
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