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Jesus Christ - Quest of the Historical Jesus
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Part of Jesus Christ:

1. Biblical

2. Quest of the Historical Jesus

3. Christology

4. History of Dogma and Theology

Historical investigation of the life of Jesus is inspired by the desire to establish a critically reliable picture of Jesus. From the time of the Synoptics and John’s Gospel onward there have been portraits of Jesus coloured by the spirit of their age and the theological perspective of their authors. The scientific quest for the historical Jesus is, however, a phenomenon of modern times. It has develop…

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Rudolf Pesch, “Jesus Christ - Quest of the Historical Jesus”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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