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Michael Bird on the challenge of being relevant while avoiding the perils of modernizing Jesus

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A valuable essay by Michael Bird on the tendency among researchers to modernize Jesus. It suggests a framework for doing historical Jesus studies which avoids the perils of modernizing Jesus but still emerges from the project with something to say about Jesus that is relevant to the contemporary world.

https://www.academia.edu/10747711/The_Perils_of_Modernizing_Jesus?email_work_card=view-paper


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