Old Quest

• Albert Schweitzer, The Quest of the Historical Jesus (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1948).

• Gunther Bornkamm, Jesus of Nazareth (New York; Harper & Brothers, 1960) [German original published 1956].

New Quest

Jesus and Politics

• Richard Horsley, Jesus and the Spiral of Violence (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987).

Jesus and Judaism

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

• Geza Vermes, Jesus the Jew (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1981).

Jesus and Hellenism

• Martin Hengel, Judaism and Hellenism (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1974).

• Burton Mack, A Myth of Innocence (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1988).

Jesus and Women

• Kathleen Corley, Women and the Historical Jesus (Santa Rosa, CA: Polebridge, 2002).

• Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, In Memory of Her (New York: Crossroad, 1983).

• Judith Plaskow, “Anti-Judaism in Christian Feminist Interpretation,” in Searching the Scriptures, ed. Schüssler Fiorenza (New York: Crossroad, 1993).

Jesus and Anthropology

• Bruce Malina, The Social Gospel of Jesus (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001).

Jesus and Eschatology

• Stephen Patterson, The God of Jesus (Harrisburg: Trinity, 1998).

• Albert Schweitzer, The Quest of the Historical Jesus (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1948).


• Marcus Borg, Jesus, the New Vision (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987).

• Marcus Borg, Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time (San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1994).

• John Dominic Crossan, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography (San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1993).

• John P. Meier, A Marginal Jew, 3 vols. (New York: Doubleday, 1991-2001).

• N.T. Wright, Christian Origins and the Question of God, 3 vols. (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1992-2003).

• Robert W. Funk and Roy Hoover, eds., The Five Gospels (New York: Macmillan, 1993).

• John Dominic Crossan, The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant (San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1991).

BR Articles

Bible Review has published numerous articles on the historical Jesus. A selection of back issues is available for purchase.