A Thoroughly Modern Historical Jesus
The God of Jesus: The Historical Jesus and the Search for MeaningStephen J. Patterson (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1998), 304 pp., $20 (paperback)
Many a person’s pious picture of Jesus has been shaken by the dozens of recent books on the historical Jesus.
But how does what we are discovering about the Jesus of the first century affect what Jesus means today? Stephen Patterson—who was deeply involved in the Jesus Seminar’s much-ballyhooed deliberations on the actual sayings and doings of Jesusa—insists that the time has come to flesh out the implications of this research for contemporary Christianity.