1887

n HTS : Theological Studies - Imitating Jesus, yes - but which Jesus? A critical engagement with the ethics of Richard Burridge in (2007) : original research

USD

 

Abstract

This paper examines the attempt by Richard Burridge in his recent book, (2007), to build an engaged Christian ethics starting with the historical Jesus but taking full account of the insights into the perspectives of the four gospels in their own right, based on their genre as Greek bioi. While Burridge's approach is applauded and regarded as a major step forward, it is critiqued here on his selectivity in his presentation of the results of two decades of research into the Jesus of history. Burridge's selection of the South African experience in the struggle against apartheid as his 'test case' is also questioned, since the issues in such struggles for justice appear more straightforward to outsiders than they do to insiders and his analysis raises more questions than it answers.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/hervorm/65/1/EJC36433
2009-01-01
2016-12-05
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error