Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Studying Jesus - Some Resources

(Jerusalem street)

One of my PhD qualifying exams was in Ancient Christology. Christology is still, for me, an area I study in.

This is important because, among other reasons, there are a lot of inaccurate Christologies out there. Which I pay no attention to.

I get none of my views of the Real Jesus from popular preachers. Thank God for some of them. But, they are not my theologians.

Here are books and websites I recommend for studying Jesus, with a few annotations. 

This list could be miles long! These are some I recommend. If you read these, you'll be well on your way in studying Christ and thinking Christologically. You will, increasingly, be able to separate the real from the false.


Ruth Haley Barton

Richard Bauckham

Michael Brown

Greg Boyd

Greg Boyd & Paul Eddy
James Charlesworth

Craig Evans

Craig Evans and N.T. Wright
Gordon Fee

Gordon Fee and Cherith Nordling Fee

Larry Hurtado and Chris Keith

Craig Keener

George Ladd

Michael McClymond

Scot McKnight
Eugene Peterson

Stephen Prothero
Lee Strobel
Rankin Wilbourne 

Dallas Willard 

Ben Witherington

N.T. Wright (No one, except Craig Keener, is writing more about Jesus than Wright is.)


When the following New Testament scholars write a commentary, it's going to be worth reading.
  • Richard Bauckham
  • Craig Blomberg
  • D.A. Carson
  • Craig Evans
  • Gordon Fee
  • R.T. France
  • David Garland
  • Joel Green
  • Richard Hays
  • Craig Keener
  • Andreas Kostenberger
  • Scot McKnight
  • Douglas Moo
  • Ben Witherington
  • N.T. Wright - especially see Wright's "For Everyone" series.