REL 253: Study Guide 25
 

Brown (Intro to NT)
 

What are different ways we can understand Jesus?
 

What is meant by the "historical Jesus?"
 

What does Brown mean by the "total Jesus" or "actual Jesus" (p. 105)?
 

What does Brown mean by the "real Jesus"?
 

Cf. the "Gospel Jesus" (p. 106).

 

 

Charlesworth
 

What is his point?
 

Would you say that he's optimistic or pessimistic about historical Jesus research?