Jesus, Paul, Resurrection, and History

Dr. Bruce Chilton

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Jesus was an outsider. Being in that category gave him a natural resonance with other people in that or a similar position. -- Prof. Bruce Chilton


Dr. Bruce D. Chilton is Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. He is the editor of Brill's series The New Testament Gospels in their Judaic Contexts as well as the author of numerous groundbreaking books, including Jesus: An Intimate Biography; Paul: An Intellectual Biography; Resurrection Logic: How Jesus' First Followers Believed God Raised Him from the Dead; and The Herods: Murder, Politics, and the Art of Succession. In addition to his scholarly work, he is an ordained Anglican priest. In this extensive and thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Yeshaya Gruber of the Israel Bible Center, Prof. Chilton delves into controversial questions related to the Jewish context, historical setting, linguistic peculiarities, streams of tradition, and Greco-Roman appeal of the lives and messages of Jesus, Paul, and their contemporaries.


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