The Historian's Jesus

This morning I'll be lecturing on "The Historian's Jesus" at Trinity University. I'm quite excited about it. In a little over an hour's time I need to try to summarize what "historical Jesus" studies has aimed to accomplish. I'll be giving most of my attention to Albert Schweitzer and Géza Vermes because I want students to see both the futility of the quests (something exhibited by Schweitzer's critique of those who came prior to him) and their essentiality (Vermes' vital reminder that Jesus was not against the Judaism(s) of his day, but found within them). For those who are interested, I've uploaded my powerpoint and lecture notes outline:

TU Lecture: Historical Jesus (PPT)