Scottish Journal of Theology

Research Article

Docetism, Käsemann, and Christology: Why Historical Criticism Can't Protect Christological Orthodoxy

Professor A. K. M. Adama1

a1 Princeton Theological Seminary, P.O. Box 821, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

The market for historical Jesuses has never been hotter. A mob of Jesus books have hit the bookstore shelves recently, whose authors star on videotapes, chat on radio talk shows, and appear on transcontinental live video programs. While interest in Jesus flourishes, however, there is no consensus about what Jesus was really like. The scholars who have landed mass-market publishers are not necessarily the most widely-respected representatives of their fields of inquiry; indeed, there is considerable scholarly resistance to the recent spate of Jesuses.