Bible Review 13:5, October 1997

Bible Books

Jesus and the Scholars

Honest to Jesus: Jesus for a New Millennium

Robert W. Funk (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1996) ix + 342 pp., $24 (hardcover)

Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of Jesus

Gerald O’Collins (Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1995) ix + 333 pp., $16.95 (paperback)

Jesus and the Victory of God

N.T. Wright (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996) xii + 741 pp., $65 (hardcover), $39 (paperback)

Jesus is a mirror. Authors who seek to portray the first-century Galilean teacher typically reveal their own thoughts, experiences and inclinations instead. The questions they ask and the answers they allow color their portraits of Jesus as much as their research and interpretation of texts.

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