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Title: La recherche du Jésus historique
Author(s): PUIG I TÀRRECH, Armand
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 81    Issue: 2   Date: 2000   
Pages: 179-201
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.81.2.3200431

Abstract :
The quest for the historical Jesus is a task for the historian but it also interests the theologian and, therefore, the exegete. The sources (especially the value to be attributed to the Gospel of Thomas) and the criteria of historicity are two questions that deserve special attention. The criterion of historical plausibility, recently formulated by G. Theissen, amounts to an overall vision that goes beyond the methodological outlooks adopted until the present time. Basically, it is a question of settling the relation between history and faith that was broken off at the Enlightenment and of suggesting a critical pattern that would try to explain the continuity Jesus – primitive community. Research into the historical Jesus helps to consolidate the foundations of the Christian faith.

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