Jesus as Purifier: die Plausibilitatskriterium
You have no doubt heard of the search for the "historical" Jesus. But did you know these searches are often called quests? It is said that scholars have been on three academic quests, all attempting in various ways to reconstruct this famous figure of our past. Taking Paul Anderson's suggestion for a fourth, Craig Blomberg offers a historical method of plausibility. This new quest would more readily include John's account of the Gospel, as well as the often resourced Synoptic Gospels. Blomberg then uses this criteria to look at the Book of John and specifically its evidence for Jesus as Purifier.
This lecture is from the 2011 National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society on the theme, “No Other Name.” The conference featured plenary speakers: Darrell Bock, Tim Tennant, and Kelly Kapic.
Craig L. Blomberg is Distinguished Professor of the New Testament at Denver Seminary in Colorado. Blomberg received his Ph.D. from University of Aberdeen, Scotland; his M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and completed his B.A., Summa Cum Laude, at Augustana College.