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Encyclopedia > John P. Meier

John Paul Meier is a prominent Biblical scholar and Catholic priest. He attended St. Joseph's Seminary and College (B.A., 1964), Gregorian University (S.T.L, 1968), and the Pontifical Biblical Institute (S.S.D., 1976). This article is about the sacrament. ... The North American College at the Gregorian The Pontifical Gregorian University is a Roman Catholic theological seminary in Rome. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ...

His magnum opus is the series A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus. In it, he employs tools of modern research to delineate who Jesus of Nazareth was and what he intended. He suggests that these tools might admit agreement of Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and agnostic scholars. Volume 1 (1991) differentiates the historical Jesus from the Biblical Jesus. It analyzes sources, including the New Testament, non-canonical works, Josephus, and other Jewish and pagan works. It discusses the origins of Jesus, his background, and early years and provides a chronology of his life. Volume 2 (1994) examines Jesus’s relationship to John the Baptist, Jesus’s message of the Kingdom of God and its antecedents, and accounts of Jesus’s miracles in ancient and modern minds. Volume 3 (2001) places Jesus in the context of his followers, the crowds, and his competitors (including Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, Samaritans, scribes, and Zealots) in first-century Palestine. A fourth and final volume of the series is in progress to address Jesus’s teachings on the Law, his parables and self reference, and the Passion. Magnum opus (sometimes Opus magnum), from the Latin meaning great work, refers to the best, most popular, or most renowned achievement of an author, artist, or composer. ... This article concerns critical reconstructions of the Historical Jesus. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... The term agnosticism and the related agnostic were coined by Thomas Henry Huxley in 1869. ... Scholars arguing in favor of the existence of Jesus as a historical figure attempt a reconstruction of his life using the historical method. ... Biblical Jesus is the man Jesus Christ as described by the canonical books of the Bible. ... John 21:1 Jesus Appears to His Disciples--Alessandro Mantovani: the Vatican, Rome. ... The Biblical canon is an exclusive list of books written during the formative period of the Jewish or Christian faiths; the leaders of these communities believed these books to be inspired by God or to express the authoritative history of the relationship between God and his people (although there may... Josephus (c. ... Pagan may refer to: A believer in Paganism or Neopaganism Bagan, a city in Myanmar also known as Pagan Pagan (album), the 6th album by Celtic metal band Cruachan Pagan Island, of the Northern Mariana Islands Pagan Lorn, a metal band from Luxembourg, Europe (1994-1998) Pagans Mind, is... Jesus (8-2 BC/BCE — 29-36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Failure of John the Baptist. ... The Hebrew prophets predicted the eventual restoration of the 12 Tribes of Israel, with Jerusalem as the captial. ... For the U.S. hockey teams victory in the 1980 Winter Olympics, see Miracle on Ice, or Miracle (movie) According to many religions, a miracle is an intervention by God in the universe. ... The Pharisees (from the Hebrew perushim, from parash, meaning to separate) were, depending on the time, a political party, a social movement, and a school of thought among Jews that flourished during the Second Temple Era (536 BCE–70 CE). ... The sect of the Sadducees (or Zadokites and other variants) - which may have originated as a political party - was founded in the 2nd century BC and ceased to exist sometime after the 1st century AD. Their rivals, the Pharisees, are said to have originated in the same time period, but... The Essenes (es-eenz) were followers of a religious way of living in Judaism that flourished from the 2nd century BC to the 1st century AD. Many scholars today argue that there were a number of separate but related groups that had in common mystic, eschatological, messianic, and ascetic beliefs... For the ethnic group of this name, see Samaritan. ... Illustration of a 15th century scribe This is about scribe, the profession. ... Zealotry denotes zeal in excess, referring to cases where activism and ambition in relation to an ideology have become excessive to the point of being harmful to others, oneself, and ones own cause. ... Palestine Arabic: ‎ FilastÄ«n or FalastÄ«n), (Hebrew: Eretz Israel, is one of many historical names for the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the banks of the Jordan River, plus various adjoining lands to the east and south. ... A parable is a story that is told to illustrate a religious, moral or philosophical idea. ... The Passion is a term used by Christians to refer to the last days and death of Jesus. ...

Meier is the author of six other books and more than 50 scholarly articles. He was editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, president of the Catholic Biblical Association, and a professor of New Testament at The Catholic University of America. He is currently a professor in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. The Catholic University of America The Catholic University of America (abbreviated CUA), located in Washington, DC, is unique as the national university of the Roman Catholic Church and as the only higher education institution founded by U.S. Roman Catholic bishops. ... The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ...

Selected books

John P. Meier, A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Anchor Bible Reference Library, Doubleday, The Anchor Bible Project, consisting of the Anchor Bible Commentary Series, Anchor Bible Dictionary and Anchor Bible Reference Library is a scholarly and commercial co-venture that began in 1956, when individual volumes in the commentary series began production. ...

  • v. 1, The Roots of the Problem and the Person, 1991, ISBN 0385264259
  • v. 2, Mentor, Message, and Miracles, 1994, ISBN 0385469926
  • v. 3, Companions and Competitors, 2001, ISBN 0385469934

External links

  • Bio on University of Notre Dame Department of Theology page
  • 1997 interview
  • John P. Meier, "The Present State of the ‘Third Quest’ for the Historical Jesus: Loss and Gain," Biblica 80 (1999) 459-487
  • "Editorial Reviews" at Amazon.com for each clicked volume of "a marginal jew" Search



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