Studies in the Historical Jesus
Minimum price
Minimum paid price

Studies in the Historical Jesus

Anarchy, Miracles, and Madness

About the Book

Studies in the Historical Jesus: Anarchy, Miracles, and Madness is a selection of key essays on the historical figure of Jesus published over the last fifteen years by Justin J. Meggitt. Each addresses a central question in the study of Jesus and his context, from the role of myth in the creation of traditions about him and the historicity of his miracles, to the problem of his politics and the reasons for his execution. The collection brings fresh perspectives and new data to bear on enduring debates, and demonstrates the value of "history from below" in making sense of the historical Jesus and the world that made him.  

About the Author

Justin Meggitt
Justin James Meggitt

JUSTIN J. MEGGITT has taught courses on the historical Jesus for the University of Cambridge for over twenty-five years, and publishes widely in the study of earliest Christianity, early modern religious history, slavery, and religion and terrorism. His Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in the Study of Religion in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, and Visiting Researcher in the Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Stockholm University.

Table of Contents

Dedication Note Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Popular mythology in the early Roman empire and the multiplicity of Jesus traditions 2. The historical Jesus and healing: Jesus' miracles in psychosocial context 3. Psychology and the historical Jesus 4. Was the historical Jesus an anarchist? Anachronism, anarchism and the historical Jesus 5. The madness of King Jesus: why was Jesus put to death, but his followers were not? 6. "More ingenious than learned"? Examining the quest for the non-historical Jesus 7. Did magic matter? The saliency of magic in the early Roman empire Bibliography

About the Publisher

This book is published on Leanpub by Mutual Academic

Innovative, peer-reviewed, scholar-led press, promoting diamond open access in the humanities and social sciences. Powered by free and open-source software. Built on the principles of academic mutualism. An educational not-for-profit based in Cambridge, UK.

Our e-books are free to download (set the price to 0) but if you wish to contribute to the costs of running the press, you can "purchase" a copy.

The Leanpub 60 Day 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 60 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.

Now, this is technically risky for us, since you'll have the book or course files either way. But we're so confident in our products and services, and in our authors and readers, that we're happy to offer a full money back guarantee for everything we sell.

You can only find out how good something is by trying it, and because of our 100% money back guarantee there's literally no risk to do so!

So, there's no reason not to click the Add to Cart button, is there?

See full terms...

80% Royalties. Earn $16 on a $20 book.

We pay 80% royalties. That's not a typo: you earn $16 on a $20 sale. If we sell 5000 non-refunded copies of your book or course for $20, you'll earn $80,000.

(Yes, some authors have already earned much more than that on Leanpub.)

In fact, authors have earnedover $13 millionwriting, publishing and selling on Leanpub.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub

Free Updates. DRM Free.

If you buy a Leanpub book, you get free updates for as long as the author updates the book! Many authors use Leanpub to publish their books in-progress, while they are writing them. All readers get free updates, regardless of when they bought the book or how much they paid (including free).

Most Leanpub books are available in PDF (for computers) and EPUB (for phones, tablets and Kindle). The formats that a book includes are shown at the top right corner of this page.

Finally, Leanpub books don't have any DRM copy-protection nonsense, so you can easily read them on any supported device.

Learn more about Leanpub's ebook formats and where to read them

Write and Publish on Leanpub

You can use Leanpub to easily write, publish and sell in-progress and completed ebooks and online courses!

Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks.

Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. (Or, if you are producing your ebook your own way, you can even upload your own PDF and/or EPUB files and then publish with one click!) It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub