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Theissen, Gerd

Overview
Works: 193 works in 1,138 publications in 13 languages and 16,290 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Reference works  Introductions  Sermons  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Commentaries  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee, Honoree, Creator, Redactor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., 070
Classifications: BR166, 232.908
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Most widely held works by Gerd Theissen
The social setting of Pauline Christianity : essays on Corinth by Gerd Theissen( Book )

71 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerd Theissen here assesses the social dimension of Christian faith and action as it emerges from the biblical texts themselves." "In Part I he concentrates on the Jesus tradition, including such topics as the wandering radicals, discipleship and the social uprooting in Jewish-Palestinian society of the first century, Jesus' temple prophecy, and the ideal of nonviolence." "Part II, studies on Pauline theology, includes discussion of soteriological symbolism, Christology, and the relation between Judaism and Christianity." "Also included are an overview of sociological research into the New Testament and ideas about a sociological theory of early Christianity."--Jacket
Sociology of early Palestinian Christianity by Gerd Theissen( Book )

77 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in 10 languages and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On aurait pu intituler cet exposé ##Essai de sociologie religieuse du christianisme primitif##. Spécialiste des origines du christianisme, Gerd Theissen met en lumière les liens entre le contexte palestinien et le mouvement de renouveau religieux suscité par Jésus, tentant ainsi d'inscrire dans toute leur densité sociale les textes néotestamentaires qui relatent les débuts du christianisme. Sa démarche emprunte une méthode didactique dépouillée dont les principes sont exposés en introduction. [SDM]
The shadow of the Galilean : the quest of the historical Jesus in narrative form by Gerd Theissen( Book )

77 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, in narrative form, is an account of the activity of Jesus of Nazareth, scrupulously constructed so that it does not undercut the insights of New Testament scholarship. What makes it different from other such attempts is that Jesus never actually appears. What we find everywhere is his shadow, his effect. Such an approach avoids the usual pitfalls of the genre and lends this story attributed to a fictitious narrator an attraction, freshness, and power all its own. Tension and interest are maintained to the end, even for those sated with books about Jesus. Careful documentation in the footnotes shows how much of the narrative is based on ancient sources.-- Publisher
Fortress introduction to the New Testament by Gerd Theissen( Book )

46 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the main issues for reading the New Testament are covered in this exciting new introduction by one of the world's foremost biblical scholars
The historical Jesus : a comprehensive guide by Gerd Theissen( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensively detailing the sources for our knowledge of Jesus, Theissen and Merz fully explore the historical and social context of Jesus and his activity. They then unfold what we can know about Jesus' characteristics as a charismatic teacher, a Jewish prophet, a healer, a teller of parables and an ethical teacher. Finally, they examine closely the historical question surrounding Jesus' last supper, his violent death, the accounts of Easter, and the beginnings of Christology
The miracle stories of the early Christian tradition by Gerd Theissen( Book )

39 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in German and English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gospels in context : social and political history in the synoptic tradition by Gerd Theissen( Book )

44 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological aspects of Pauline theology by Gerd Theissen( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical faith : an evolutionary approach by Gerd Theissen( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical faith : a case for religion by Gerd Theissen( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Testament : a literary history by Gerd Theissen( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerd Theissen takes up the problem of the emergence of the New Testament canon out of the wide variety of early Christian literature. Drawing from Max Weber's discussion of the evolution of religious organizations, Theissen describes the development of early Christian literature as a series of phases in the life of the movement: the charismatic, the pseudepigraphic, the functional, and the canonical"--Publisher description
The quest for the plausible Jesus : the question of criteria by Gerd Theissen( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in German and English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should the dissimilarity between Jesus and early Christianity or between Jesus and Judaism be the central criteria for the historical Jesus? Gerd Theissen and Dagmar Winter argue that the criterion of dissimilarity does not do justice to the single most important result of more than two-hundred years of Jesus research: that the historical Jesus belongs to both Judaism and Christianity. The two authors propose a criterion of historical plausibility so that historical phenomenon under question can be considered authentic so long as it can be plausibly understood in its Jewish context and also facilitates a plausible explanation for its later effects in Christian history. This book is a cooperative project between Dagmar Winter and Gerd Theissen and represents the fruit of many years of their research on the historical Jesus
The social setting of Jesus and the Gospels( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What do the social sciences have to contribute to the study of Jesus and the Gospels? This is the fundamental question that these essays all address - from analyses of ancient economics to altered states of consciousness, politics, ritual, kinship, and labeling."--Jacket
The religion of the earliest churches : creating a symbolic world by Gerd Theissen( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible and contemporary culture by Gerd Theissen( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why read the Bible? Gerd Theissen uses the wisdom gained from decades of teaching Bible instruction at a state university to address questions of the Bible's relevance in a postmodern, pluralistic society. He describes the core themes and enduring value of the biblical legacy for anyone seeking to be a well-informed, self-aware, and responsible citizen, and he commends the contributions the Bible can make to interreligious and secular conversation
Der historische Jesus : ein Lehrbuch by Gerd Theissen( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in German and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hauptbeschreibung Das Lehrbuch will auf möglichst sachliche und verständliche Weise über die Ergebnisse der wissenschaftlichen Forschung zum historischen Jesus informieren. Jesus wird als eine auch heute noch erkennbare, tief im Judentum verwurzelte, profilierte Gestalt dargestellt. Es wird verständlich, dass seine Anhänger ihn als Messias und Gottessohn verehrten. Das Lehrbuch will auf möglichst sachliche und verständliche Weise über die Ergebnisse der wissenschaftlichen Forschung zum historischen Jesus informieren. Jesus wird als eine auch heute noch erkennbare, tief im
Die Religion der ersten Christen : eine Theorie des Urchristentums by Gerd Theissen( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La importancia del Jesús histórico en la génesis de la religión cristiana primitiva : la revitalización de la religión judía por Jesús - ¿Cómo se produjo la divinización de Jesús? La transformación de la religión judía por la fe pospascual en Cristo - Los dos valores fundamentales del ethos cristiano primitivo : amor al prójimo y renuncia al estatus - La actitud ante el poder y ante la posesión en el cristianismo primitivo : exigencias éticas a la luz de los dos valores fundamentales - La sabiduría y la santidad en el cristianismo primitivo : exigencias éticas a la luz de los dos valores fundamentales - La génesis de los sacramento cristiano-primitivos a partir de acciones simbólicas - La interpretación sacrificial de la muerte de Jesús y el final de los sacrificios - El camino de la religión cristiana primitiva hacia un mundo semiótico autónomo : de Pablo a los evangelios sinópticos - El evangelio de Juan : la plena conciencia de la autonomía interna del mundo semiótico cristiano-prim
The open door : variations on biblical themes by Gerd Theissen( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus als historische Gestalt : Beiträge zur Jesusforschung : Zum 60. Geburtstag von Gerd Theissen by Gerd Theissen( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English summary: Recent contributions to Jesus scholarship by Gerd Theiaen, published on the occasion of his 60th birthday. German description: Der Band vereint 13 neuere, z.T. unpublizierte, z.T. stark uberarbeitete Aufsatze zur Jesusforschung von G. Theiaen. Damit sind die neuesten Beitrage dieses seit Jahrzehnten fuhrenden Exegeten zur Einordnung Jesu ins Judentum, zu Jesu politischen Zielen, seinen eschatologischen Uberzeugungen und zur Methodik der Jesusforschung im Zusammenhang in einem Band zusammengestellt. Diese Aufsatze setzen sich mit kritischen Anfragen auseinander und dokumentieren, wie Jesus als historische Gestalt ein klares Profil gewinnt, wenn man ihn durch breit angelegte religions- und sozialgeschichtliche Untersuchungen im palastinischen Judentum des 1. Jh. n. Chr. verortet
Untersuchungen zum Hebräerbrief by Gerd Theissen( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in German and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The historical Jesus : a comprehensive guide
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The shadow of the Galilean : the quest of the historical Jesus in narrative formFortress introduction to the New TestamentThe historical Jesus : a comprehensive guideThe gospels in context : social and political history in the synoptic traditionPsychological aspects of Pauline theologyBiblical faith : an evolutionary approachThe New Testament : a literary historyThe quest for the plausible Jesus : the question of criteria
Alternative Names
Dai ge de 1943-

Daigede 1943-

Gerd Theissen Duits theoloog

Gerd Theissen German theologian

Gerd Theissen teologo tedesco

Gerd Theissen théologien allemand

Ta-i-ssen, Ge-leu-teu 1943-

Taisen, G. 1943-

Taisen, Geruto 1943-

T'aissen, G. 1943-

T'aissen, K. 1943-

T'aissen, Kerŭt'ŭ 1943-

Tajsen, Gerd 1943-

Teisens, Gerds 1943-

Theißen, G. 1943-

Theißen, Gerd

Theißen, Gerd 1943-...

Герд Тайсен

خيرد تايسن، 1943-

타이센, 게르트 1943-

타이쎈, 게르트 1943-

ゲルト・タイセン

タイセン, G.

タイセン, ゲルト

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