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Questions of Method in James Dunn's Jesus Remembered

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Publiceringsår: 2004
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 445-457
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Journal for the Study of the New Testament
Volym: 26
Nummer: 4
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: SAGE Publications

Sammanfattning

Parts of Dunn's methodology in "Jesus Remembered" (2003) are scrutinised: the meaning of "memory" and whether this is the ultimately attainable object of historiography. I contend that historical research should not content itself with investigating how memories are "fictionalized", i.e. retained in narrative form, but press on to verified judgments on historical facts. "Grand (or: master) narratives", i.e. large-scale, holistic frameworks for the interpretation of data are - critically used - more important for historical work than Dunn wants to admit.

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Nyckelord

  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Jesus research
  • memory
  • oral tradition
  • fictionalization or refiguration of memories
  • grand narratives
  • historical fact
  • master narrative
  • critical realism
  • meaning of "history"

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  • ISSN: 0142-064X

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