The Quest of the Historical Jesus

Albert SCHWEITZER (1875 - 1965), translated by William MONTGOMERY (1871 - ?)

In this book, Schweitzer traces the historical progress of 'Historical Jesus' research, from Hermann Reimarus in the mid 18th century, to William Wrede at the turn of the 20th. Schweitzer showed how Jesus' image had changed with the times and with the personal proclivities of the various authors. He concluded with his own synopsis and interpretation of what had been learned over the course of the previous century. He took the position that the life of Jesus must be interpreted in the light of Jesus' own convictions, which he characterized as those of late Jewish eschatology. (Introduction from Wikipedia, modified by JoeD)

This project was proof listened by Tim Ferreira, Goergedave, Betty M., Phil Chenevert, and Guero.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy, Religion

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface, by F.C. Burkitt JoeD
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Play 01 Chapter 1, Part 1 - The Problem JoeD
00:17:07
Play 02 Chapter 1, Part 2 - The Problem JoeD
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Play 03 Chapter 2, Part 1 - Hermann Samuel Reimarus JoeD
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Play 04 Chapter 2, Part 2 - Hermann Samuel Reimarus JoeD
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Play 05 Chapter 3, Part 1 - The Lives of Jesus of the Earlier Rationalism JoeD
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Play 06 Chapter 3, Part 2 - The Lives of Jesus of the Earlier Rationalism JoeD
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Play 07 Chapter 4, Part 1 - The Earliest Fictitious Lives of Jesus JoeD
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Play 08 Chapter 4, Part 2 - The Earliest Fictitious Lives of Jesus JoeD
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Play 09 Chapter 5 - Fully Developed Rationalism - Paulus JoeD
00:31:04
Play 10 Chapter 6, Part 1 - The Last Phase of Rationalism - Hase and Schleiermacher JoeD
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Play 11 Chapter 6, Part 2 - The Last Phase of Rationalism - Hase and Schleiermacher JoeD
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Play 12 Chapter 7 - David Friedrich Strauss - The Man and His Fate JoeD
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Play 13 Chapter 8, Part 1 - Strauss's First 'Life of Jesus' JoeD
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Play 14 Chapter 8, Part 2 - Strauss's First 'Life of Jesus' JoeD
00:31:59
Play 15 Chapter 9, Part 1 - Strauss's Opponents and Supporters JoeD
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Play 16 Chapter 9, Part 2 - Strauss's Opponents and Supporters JoeD
00:36:20
Play 17 Chapter 10, Part 1 - The Marcan Hypothesis JoeD
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Play 18 Chapter 10, Part 2 - The Marcan Hypothesis JoeD
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Play 19 Chapter 11, Part 1 - Bruno Bauer JoeD
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Play 20 Chapter 11, Part 2 - Bruno Bauer JoeD
00:28:31
Play 21 Chapter 11, Part 3 - Bruno Bauer JoeD
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Play 22 Chapter 12, Part 1 - Further Imaginative Lives of Jesus JoeD
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Play 23 Chapter 12, Part 2 - Further Imaginative Lives of Jesus JoeD
00:37:27
Play 24 Chapter 13 - Renan JoeD
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Play 25 Chapter 14, Part 1 - The 'Liberal' Lives of Jesus JoeD
00:36:34
Play 26 Chapter 14, Part 2 - The 'Liberal' Lives of Jesus JoeD
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Play 27 Chapter 14, Part 3 - The 'Liberal' Lives of Jesus JoeD
00:23:07
Play 28 Chapter 15, Part 1 - The Eschatological Question JoeD
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Play 29 Chapter 15, Part 2 - The Eschatological Question JoeD
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Play 30 Chapter 16, Part 1 - The Struggle Against Eschatology JoeD
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Play 31 Chapter 16, Part 2 - The Struggle Against Eschatology JoeD
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Play 32 Chapter 16, Part 3 - The Struggle Against Eschatology JoeD
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Play 33 Chapter 17, Part 1 - Questions Regarding the Aramaic Language, Rabbinic Parallels, and Buddhistic Influence JoeD
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Play 34 Chapter 17, Part 2 - Questions Regarding the Aramaic Language, Rabbinic Parallels, and Buddhistic Influence JoeD
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Play 35 Chapter 18 Part 1 - The Position of the Subject at the Close of the Nineteenth Century JoeD
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Play 36 Chapter 18 Part 2 - The Position of the Subject at the Close of the Nineteenth Century JoeD
00:43:05
Play 37 Chapter 18 Part 3 - The Position of the Subject at the Close of the Nineteenth Century JoeD
00:26:22
Play 38 Chapter 19 Part 1 - Thoroughgoing Skepticism and Thoroughgoing Eschatology JoeD
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Play 39 Chapter 19 Part 2 - Thoroughgoing Skepticism and Thoroughgoing Eschatology JoeD
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Play 40 Chapter 19 Part 3 - Thoroughgoing Skepticism and Thoroughgoing Eschatology JoeD
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Play 41 Chapter 19 Part 4 - Thoroughgoing Skepticism and Thoroughgoing Eschatology JoeD
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Play 42 Chapter 19 Part 5 - Thoroughgoing Skepticism and Thoroughgoing Eschatology JoeD
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Play 43 Chapter 19 Part 6 - Thoroughgoing Skepticism and Thoroughgoing Eschatology JoeD
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Play 44 Chapter 19 Part 7 - Thoroughgoing Skepticism and Thoroughgoing Eschatology JoeD
00:31:32
Play 45 Chapter 20 - Results JoeD
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