B 48 The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony

New Testament scholarship has for years been dominated by form criticism with its assumption that the stories about Jesus circulated amongst and were shaped by the early Christian communities, detached from the eyewitnesses to the events themselves.

In a major new work, Richard Bauckham questions this basic assumption and demonstrates that the gospels are essentially reliable eyewitness accounts. This summary of his case shows why it will change the shape of New Testament studies for years to come.
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Author: Richard Bauckham

Richard Bauckham was until recently Professor of New Testament Studies in the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and is now Emeritus Professor in Cambridge.He studied at Cambridge, and taught there and in Manchester, before moving to St Andrews in 1992. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has been a major contributor to international New Testament scholarship in recent years. His attempts at relaxation include writing children's stories about the MacBears of Bearloch.

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