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Compare Historical Jesus Theories

Modern historians have differentiated between the "historical Jesus" (what can be known about Jesus from academic historical study) and the "Christ of faith" (what can be known about Jesus through faith and theology) and attempted to discover the nature and teachings of the historical Jesus.

The following chart provides a summary of the main "theories of the historical Jesus" and those who teach them (including those who believe the historical Jesus and the Christ of faith to be one and the same), listed in alphabetical order by author.

It is important to note that although the authors are listed equally in this chart, not all have equal credentials or expertise, and some are not academics at all.


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Title Compare Historical Jesus Theories
Last UpdatedFebruary 13, 2021
MLA Citation “Compare Historical Jesus Theories.” 13 Feb. 2021. Web. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021. <>