The Jesus of History: An archive of America's coverage

The search for the historical Jesus and what role it should play in the faith life of believing Christians is a subject of frequent discussion in the pages America. This week (Aug. 30-Sept. 6), Bernard Brandon Scott and Adela Yarbro Collins take up the question in their responses to Luke Timothy Johnson's article, "The Jesus Controversy." Editor Drew Christiansen, S.J. also weighs in his Of Many Things column.

Here we present a selection of our past coverage of the study of the historical Jesus:

Advertisement

Luke Timothy Johnson discusses "The Jesus Controversy" on the America podcast.

Daniel Harrington, S.J. reviews the latest installment of John P. Meier's A Marginal Jew, October 19, 2009.

Davd Gibson reports on the state of Catholic Bible study today, December 8, 2008.

Gerald O'Collins, S.J., assesses Pope Benedict's Jesus of Nazareth, June 4, 2007.

James Martin, S.J., comments on the unveiling of the Gospel of Judas, May 29, 2006. In an earlier Of Many Things column (March 17, 2003), Fr. Martin confessed his passion for historical Jesus scholarship.

Karen Barta reviews Elizabeth Fiorenza on Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation, September 24, 2001.

Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, looks for Mary of Nazareth, June 17, 2000.

Gerald O'Collins summarizes "What They Are Saying About Jesus Now," August 27, 1994 (purchase required).

Plus, America reviews books by historical Jesus scholars N.T. Wright and Bart D. Ehrman.

Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.
Alison Garner
7 years 1 month ago
It will always be a timely topic! As for it doesn't matter what have happened and why people start to believe in God. I just want to know that there are a lot of people who believe in God and want to change this world!
href="http://wmv-player.com/ Wmv player

Advertisement

The latest from america

The church is my home because my home was a domestic church.
Katie Prejean McGradyJanuary 22, 2019
Teachers and supporters hold signs in the rain during a rally on Jan. 14 in Los Angeles. Thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike for the first time in three decades after contract negotiations failed in the nation's second-largest school district. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Strikes have likewise been prominent in Canada’s southern neighbor over the last year. Teachers in West Virginia made national headlines when strikes across the state won higher wages from a Republican governor and legislature
Dean DettloffJanuary 22, 2019
This year’s W.Y.D takes place less than three months after the conclusion of the Synod for Young People that was held in the Vatican last October.
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 21, 2019
On Jan. 18, a teenager wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, center left, stands in front of an elderly Native American singing and playing a drum in Washington. (Survival Media Agency via AP)

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- An exchange between Catholic high school students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington Jan.