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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 1 April 2013
This review is from: The Quest of the Historical Jesus (Paperback)
The seminal book on the history of historical investigation of the life of Jesus. It takes the reader up to the beginning of the 20th century, and is still, over a 100 years later, a significant contribution to the study of the life of Jesus(Schweitzer's own perspective was that Jesus was a failed eschatological Jewish prophet, still remains a popular view). It isn't dull because of Schweitzer's enthusiasm, interest and empathy for those who had tackled the problem of writing an historical study of Jesus which he gets across in almost every page. The best sections are those on Strauss and Schweitzer's own final ruminations on what Jesus meant. That over a 100 years later it is still in print is testimony to its greatness. I'm sure it will remain important for this century too.
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