Jesus/Christology Bibliography

Andrew T. Dolan, M.A., ABD
La Salle University


1.  “Historical” Jesus


Bammel, Ernst and C. F. D. Moule, Eds.  Jesus and the Politics of His Day.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Banks, Robert.  Jesus and the Law in the Synoptic Tradition.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975.

Barrett, C. K.  Jesus and the Gospel Tradition.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1968.

Borg, Marcus J.  Conflict, Holiness, and Politics in the Teaching of Jesus.  New York:  Mellen, 1984.

——.  Jesus:  A New Vision.  New York:  Harper Collins, 1987.

——.   Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time.  The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith.  HarperSanFrancisco, 1994.

Bornkamm, Günter.  Jesus of Nazareth.  New York:  Harper, 1960.

Bowker, John.  Jesus and the Pharisees.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973.

Braaten, C. E.  and R. A. Harrisville, eds.  The Historical Jesus and the Kerygmatic Christ:  Essays on the New Quest for the Historical Jesus.  New York:  Abingdon, 1964.

Brandon, S. G. F.  Jesus and the Zealots.  New York:  Scribner, 1967.

Braun, Herbert.  Jesus of Nazareth.  The Man and His Time.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1979.

Brown, Raymond E.  The Birth of the Messiah.  A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives in Matthew and Luke.  Rev. ed.  Mahwah, NJ:  Paulist, 1994.

——.  The Death of the Messiah.  From Gethsemane to the Grave:  A Commentary on the Passion Narratives in the Four Gospels.  2 vols.  Mahwah, NJ:  Paulist, 1994.

Buchanan, George W.  Jesus:  The King and His Kingdom.  Macon, GA:  Mercer, 1984.

Bultmann, Rudolf.  Jesus and the Word.  New York:  Scribner, 1958 (1934).

Charlesworth, James H. (ed.).  Jesus’ Jewishness.  Exploring the Place of Jesus within Early Judaism.  New York:  Crossroad, 1991.

Cook, Michael J.  Mark’s Treatment of the Jewish Leaders.  Leiden:  Brill, 1978.

Cook, Michael L.  The Jesus of Faith.  New York:  Paulist, 1981.

Crossan, John Dominic.  The Historical Jesus.  The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant.  New York:  Harper Collins, 1991.

-----, Luke Timothy Johnson, and Werner H. Kelber.  The Jesus Controversy.  Perspectives in Conflict.  Harrisburg, PA:  Trinity Press International, 1999.

Dodd, C. H.  The Founder of Christianity.  New York:  Macmillan, 1970.

Dunn, James D. G.  Jesus, Paul, and the Law.  Louisville:  Westminster/John Knox, 1990.

Efroymson, David P.  “Jesus:  Opposition and Opponents.”  In Within Context:  Essays on Jews and Judaism in the New Testament, eds. D. P. Efroymson et al., 85-103.  A Michael Glazier Book.  Collegeville, MN:  Liturgical Press, 1993.

Evans, Craig A.  Life of Jesus Research:  An Annotated Bibliography.  NT Tools and Studies 13.  Leiden:  Brill, 1989.

——.  “Life-of-Jesus Research and the Eclipse of Mythology.”  Theological Studies 54 (1993): 3-36.

Fredriksen, Paula.  Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews:  A Jewish Life and the Emergence of Christianity.  New York:  Knopf, 1999.

Freyne, Sean.  Galilee, Jesus, and the Gospels.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1988.

Galvin, John P.  “From the Humanity of Christ to the Jesus of History:  A Paradigm Shift in Catholic Christology.”  Theological Studies 55 (1994):  252-273.

Goergen, Donald J.  The Mission and Ministry of Jesus.  Wilmington, DE:  Glazier, 1986.

Grant, Michael.  Jesus.  An Historian’s Review of the Gospels.  New York:  Scribner, 1977.

Harvey, A. E.  Jesus and the Constraints of History.  London:  Duckworth, 1982.

Hengel, Martin.  Victory over Violence:  Jesus and the Revolutionists.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1973.

——.  Was Jesus a Revolutionist?  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1971.

Horsley, Richard A.  Jesus and the Spiral of Violence.  Popular Jewish Resistance in Roman Palestine.  New York:  Harper, 1987; Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1993.

Jeremias, Joachim.  New Testament Theology:  The Proclamation of Jesus.  New York:  Scribner, 1971.

Johnson, Luke Timothy.  The Real Jesus.  The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels.  HarperSanFrancisco, 1996.

Kasper, Walter.  Jesus the Christ.  New York:  Paulist, 1976.

Klausner, Joseph.  Jesus of Nazareth.  Boston:  Beacon, 1964 (1925)

Küng, Hans.  On Being a Christian.  New York:  Doubleday, 1976.

Lane, Dermot.  The Reality of Jesus.  New York:  Paulist, 1975.

Lapide, Pinchas and Ulrich Luz.  Jesus in Two Perspectives.  Minneapolis, MN:  Augsburg, 1985.

Machovec, Milan.  A Marxist Looks at Jesus.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1976.

Mack, Burton.  A Myth of Innocence.  Mark and Christian Origins.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1988.

Mackey, James P.  Jesus:  The Man and the Myth.  New York:  Paulist, 1979.

Manson, T. W.  The Servant Messiah.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1953.

——.  The Teaching of Jesus. Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1963 (1931).

Meier, John P.  A Marginal Jew.  Rethinking the Historical Jesus.  Vol 1, The Roots of the Problem and the Person.  New York:   Doubleday, 1991.

——.  A Marginal Jew.  Rethinking the Historical Jesus.  Vol 2, Mentor, Message, and Miracles.  New York:   Doubleday, 1994.

——.  “Jesus.”  The New Jerome Biblical Commentary.  Eds., R. E. Brown, J. A. Fitzmyer, and R. E. Murphy.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ:  Prentice Hall (1990): 1316-1328.

Meyer, Ben F.  The Aims of Jesus.  London:  SCM, 1979.  (esp. 129-74)

Moltmann, Jürgen.  The Way of Jesus Christ.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1993.

Nolan, Albert.  Jesus Before Christianity.  Maryknoll:  Orbis, 1976.  [with reservations]

O’Collins, Gerald.  Interpreting Jesus.  New York:  Paulist, 1983.

Perrin, Norman.  Rediscovering the Teaching of Jesus.  London:  SCM, 1967.

Reumann, John.  Jesus in the Church’s Gospels.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1968.

Riches, John.  Jesus and the Transformation of Judaism.  New York:  Seabury, 1982.

Rivkin, Ellis.  What Crucified Jesus?  London:  SCM, 1984.

Sanders, E. P.  Jesus and Judaism.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1985.

Schillebeeckx, Eduard.  Jesus.  An Experiment in Christology.  New York:  Crossroad, 1979.

Schweitzer, Albert.  The Quest of the Historical Jesus.  A Critical Study of Its Progress from Reimarus to Wrede.  New York:  Macmillan, 1961 (Ger. orig. 1906)

Segundo, Juan Luis.  The Historical Jesus of the Synoptics.  Maryknoll:  Orbis, 1985.

Sloyan, Gerard.  Jesus in Focus.  Mystic, CT:  Twenty-Third Publ., 1984.

Smith, Morton.  Jesus the Magician.  New York:  Harper, 1978.

Sobrino, Jon, S.J.  Christology at the Crossroads.  A Latin American Approach.  Maryknoll:  Orbis, 1978.

Stanton, Graham N.  The Gospels and Jesus.  New York:  Oxford, 1989.

Stauffer, Ethelbert.  Jesus and His Story.  New York:  Knopf, 1960.

Tambasco, Anthony J.  In the Days of Jesus.  The Jewish Background and Unique Teaching of Jesus.  New York:  Paulist, 1983.

Theissen, Gerd.  The Shadow of the Galilean.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1987.

Vawter, Bruce.  This Man Jesus.  An Essay Toward a NT Christology.  New York:  Doubleday, 1973.

Vermes, Geza.  Jesus the Jew.  London:  Collins, 1973.

——.  The Religion of Jesus the Jew.  Philadelphia:  Fortess, 1993.

Winter, Paul.  On the Trial of Jesus.  Berlin:  de Gruyter, 1961 (2d rev. ed., 1974)

Witherington, Ben.  The Jesus Quest.  The Third Search for the Jew of Nazareth.  2d ed.  Downers Grove:  InterVarsity, 1997.

Wright, N. T.  Who Was Jesus?  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1992.

Zeitlin, Solomon.  Who Crucified Jesus?  New York:  Bloch, 1964 (1942).


2.  Other Aspects of Early Christology

Aulen, Gustav.  Christus Victor.  An Historical Study of the Three Main Types of the Idea of the Atonement.  New York:  Macmillan, 1969 (1932).

Baillie, D. M.  God Was in Christ.  An Essay on Incarnation and Atonement.  New York:  Scribner, 1948.

Brown, Raymond E.  Introduction to New Testament Christology.  Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 1994.

Dunn, James D. G.  Christology in the Making:  A NT Inquiry into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation.  Philadelphia:  Westminster, 1980.

Dwyer, John C.  Son of Man and Son of God.  A New Language for Faith.  Mahwah, NJ:  Paulist, 1983.

Fredriksen, Paula.  From Jesus to Christ.  The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus.  New Haven, 1988.

Fuller, Reginald H.  The Foundations of NT Christology.  New York:  Scribner, 1965.

Hagner, Donald A.  The Jewish Reclamation of Jesus.  An Analysis and Critique of Modern Jewish Study of Jesus.  Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1984.

Hellwig, Monika K.  Jesus.  The Compassion of God.  Wilmington:  Glazier, 1983.

Hultgren, Arland J.  Christ and His Benefits:  Christology and Redemption in the New Testament.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1987.

Hurtaldo, Larry W.  One God, One Lord.  Early Christian Devotion and Ancient Jewish Monotheism.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1988.

Jonge, Marinus de.  Christology in Context:  The Earliest Christian Response to Jesus.  Philadelphia:  Westminster, 1989.

Knox, John.  The Humanity and Divinity of Christ. Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1967.

Moule, C. F. D.  The Origins of Christology.  New York:  Cambridge University Press, 1977.

——, ed.  The Significance of the Message of the Resurrection for Faith in Jesus Christ.  London:  SCM, 1968.

Neyrey, Jerome.  Christ Is Community.  The Christologies of the NT.  Wilmington:  Glazier, 1985.

O’Grady, John F.  Models of Jesus.  Garden City:  Doubleday, 1981.

Turner, H. E. W.  The Patristic Doctrine of the Redemption.  London:  Mowbray, 1952.

Tyson, Joseph B.  The Death of Jesus in Luke-Acts.  Columbia, SC:  University of South Carolina Press, 1986.

Van Buren, Paul.  A Theology of the Jewish-Christian Reality:  Part III:  Christ in Context.  New York:  Harper, 1988.

Weeden, T. H.  Mark:  Traditions in Conflict.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1971.

3.  “Messianism” etc.

Becker, Joachim.  Messianic Expectation in the Old Testament.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1980.

Borgen, Peder. “God’s Agent in the Fourth Gospel.” In The Interpretation of John, ed.  John Ashton, 67-78. Issues in Religion and Theology 9.  SPCK:  London; Fortress Press:  Philadelphia, 1986.  (Originally in Religions in Antiquity, ed. Jacob Neusner, 137-148 [Leiden:  E. J. Brill, 1968]).

Charlesworth, James H., ed.  The Messiah.  Developments in Earliest Judaism and Christianity.  Minneapolis:  Fortress, 1992.

Klausner, Joseph.  The Messianic Idea of Israel.  London:  Allen and Unwin, 1956.

Mowinckel, Sigmund.  He That Cometh.  The Messiah Concept in the Old Testament and Later Judaism.  Oxford:  Blackwell, 1956.

Nickelsburg, George and John J. Collins, eds.  Ideal Figures in Ancient Judaism.  Chico, CA:  Scholars Press, 1980.

Neusner, Jacob.  Messiah in Context:  Israel’s History and Destiny in Formative Judaism.  Philadelphia:  Fortress, 1984.

——, et al., eds.  Judaisms and Their Messiahs at the Turn of the Christian Era.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Ringgren, Helmer.  The Messiah in the Old Testament.  London:  SCM, 1956.

Scholem, Gershom.  The Messianic Idea and Other Essays.  New York:  Schocken, 1971.

Segal, Alan F.  Two Powers in Heaven:  Early Rabbinic Reports about Christianity and Gnosticism.  Leiden: Brill, 1977.


I hope to have updated this bibliography by the August 2000.  Eventually this bibliography will be annotated with hyperlinks to any online reviews. – Andy

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