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Er’s  Christobiography has far reaching implications for the study of the canonical gospels and historical Jesus researchTable of ContentsIntroduction Part 1 Biographies about Jesus             2 Not a Novel Proposal             3 Examples and Development of Ancient Biography             4 What Sort of Biographies Are the Gospels             5 What Did First Century Audiences Expect of Biographies Part 2 Biographies and History             6 Biographies and Historical Information             7 What Historical Interests Meant in Antiuity             8 Luke Acts as Biohistory. A significant book in Gospel studies The final section even has something on memory Highly recommended

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Christobiography

            9 Sources Close to the Events Part 3 Testing the Range of Deviation             10 Case Studies Biographies of Recent Characters Use Prior Information             11 Flex Room Literary Techniues in Ancient Biographies Part 4 Two Objections to Gospels as Historical Biographies             12 What about Miracles             13 What about John Part 5 Memories about Jesus Memories before Memoirs             14 Memory Studies             15 Jesus Was a Teacher             16 Oral Tradition Oral History             17 The Implications of This Stud. Thorough and painstakingly researched With the inclusion of memory studies and extensive discussion of ancient biographies this is a valuable and uniue contribution to the historical study of the Gospel accountsSee full review here

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Demonstrates the reliability of the canonical gospels by exploring the genre of ancient biographyThe canonical gospels are ancient biographies narratives of Jesus’s life The authors of these gospels were intentional in how they handled historical information and sourcesBuilding 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 Keen. Briefly I got this book to review for a psychology journal What got my attention were the words memory and reliability As expected Keener demonstrated a high degree of scholarship in documenting how the gospels are like extant ancient biographies He also demonstrated an awareness of the problems with eyewitness testimony and various aspects of memory which may affect the confidence a reader can have in the gospel stories He provides a reasonable case for confidence in the gist of the stories and aphorisms He argues that readers ought not to expect a verbatim record of dialogues or precise chronologies and readers ought to be flexible regarding details He may be a bit generous with his level of confidence in the uality of eyewitness reports but it is refreshing to see a conservative scholar take a serious look at memory research related to the gospels


8 thoughts on “Christobiography

  1. says:

    I really don't understand how Dr Keener continues to produce such lengthy and scholarly works unless he doesn't

  2. says:

    Briefly I got this book to review for a psychology journal What got my attention were the words “memory” and “reliability” As expected Keener demonstrated a high degree of scholarship in documenting how the gospels are like extant ancient biographies He also demonstrated an awareness of the problems with eyewitness testimony and various aspects of memory which may affect the confidence a reader can have in the gospel stories He pro

  3. says:

    Been waiting for this book for awhile Keener is excellent in his study and attention to detail

  4. says:

    A significant book in Gospel studies The final section even has something on memory Highly recommended

  5. says:

    Thorough and painstakingly researched With the inclusion of memory studies and extensive discussion of ancient biographies this is a valuable and uniue contribution to the historical study of the Gospel accountsSee full review here

  6. says:

    This is an important book for establishing the historic conventions of the biography genre in the first century Keener does not examine the gospels themselves in detail in this work but rather surveys other first century biographies in order to offer a portrait of the expectations early readers would have had for this genre Thorough and convincing

  7. says:

    Worth the read if you have the time but probably appropriate for pastors and academics I was impressed with how well framed

  8. says:

    This book is mostly aimed at scholars of the New Testament The author has researched this topic as well as anyone could possibly do so It was surprisingly easy to read for a scholarly tome There was not so much information on the reliability of the gospels but the author dove neck deep into the subject of memory studies Lo

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