Few would deny that a person named Jesus lived and died during the first
century of this era. Yet opinions differ widely as to the reliability of the
New Testament record of his life.
In I Believe in the Historical Jesus, Marshall surveys the quest for the
historical Jesus from the 19th century to the present, examines the methods
used to extract historical information from the gospels, and investigates
the role faith plays in a study of the life of Jesus.
The gospel accounts of Jesus are reliable historically, not merely literary
productions impossible to penetrate from an historical perspective, and
Marshall's work is a ringing affirmation of belief in the historical Jesus.
This edition includes a new epilogue and updated bibliography.
I. Howard Marshall is Emeritus Professor of New Testament Exegesis and
Honorary Research Professor at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where
he supervises postgraduate students in their theological studies. Professor
Marshall's area of research has been Luke-Acts, the Pastoral Epistles and
the theology of New Testament writers.