The Quest of the Historical Jesus
A Critical Study of its Progress from Reimarus to Wrede
[ D. THEOL., D. PHIL., D. MED. ]
Translated by W. Montgomery
From the First German Edition "Von Reimarus zu Wrede," 1906.
With a Preface by F. C. Burkitt, D.D.
First English Edition, 1910.
Published in Great Britain by A. & C. Black, Ltd.
1. The Problem
2. Hermann Samuel Reimarus
3. The Lives of Jesus of the Earlier Rationalism
4. The Earliest Fictitious Lives of Jesus
5. Fully Developed Rationalism - Paulus
6. The Last Phase of Rationalism - Hase and Schleiermacher
7. David Friedrich Strauss - The Man and his Fate
8. Strauss's First "Life of Jesus"
9. Strauss's Opponents and Supporters
10. The Marcan Hypothesis
11. Bruno Bauer
12. Further Imaginative Lives of Jesus
14. The "Liberal" Lives of Jesus
15. The Eschatological Question
16. The Struggle against Eschatology
17. Questions regarding the Aramaic Language, Rabbinic Parallels, and
18. The Position of the Subject at the Close of the Nineteenth Century
19. Thoroughgoing Scepticism and Thoroughgoing Eschatology
THE BOOK HERE TRANSLATED IS OFFERED TO THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING
public in the belief that it sets before them, as no other book has ever
done, the history of the struggle which the best-equipped intellects of
the modern world have gone through in endeavouring to realise for
themselves the historical personality of our Lord.
Every one nowadays is aware that traditional Christian doctrine about
Jesus Christ is encompassed with difficulties, and that many of the
statements in the Gospels appear incredible in the light of modern
views of history and nature. But when the alternative of "Jesus or Christ"
is put forward, as it has been in a recent publication, or when we are
bidden to choose b