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Memory and historical Jesus studies: <i>Formgeschichte </i> in a new dress?

By Ernest van Eck

Abstract

In the quest for the historical Jesus, memory studies are seen as an important breakthrough in the study of the historical Jesus and the way forward in establishing the historicity of the Gospel traditions. This article evaluates the claim made by memory studies by evaluating memory studies’ critique on the methodology of the criteria approach. In this evaluation attention is given to the methodological points of departure of memory studies, including an assessment of the few examples memory studies thus far have produced in their investigation of the historicity of the Gospels and the historical Jesus. The conclusion reached is that memory studies are guilty of what they accuse the criteria approach, and thus far have not yet offered a viable methodological alternative to the current criteria approach used in historical Jesus research

Topics: memory studies, criteria approach, historical Jesus-studies, Synoptic gospels, criteria of authenticity, The Bible, BS1-2970, Practical Theology, BV1-5099
Publisher: AOSIS
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.4102/hts.v71i1.2837
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:1aac1d0555fa4d58bec15584b18aaa4a
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