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Questions of Method in James Dunn's Jesus Remembered

Holmberg, Bengt LU (2004) In Journal for the Study of the New Testament 26(4). p.445-457
Abstract
Parts of Dunn's methodology in "Jesus Remembered" (2003) are scrutinised: the meaning of "memory" and whether this is the ultimately attainable object of historiography. I contend that historical research should not content itself with investigating how memories are "fictionalized", i.e. retained in narrative form, but press on to verified judgments on historical facts. "Grand (or: master) narratives", i.e. large-scale, holistic frameworks for the interpretation of data are - critically used - more important for historical work than Dunn wants to admit.



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Jesus research, memory, oral tradition, fictionalization or refiguration of memories, grand narratives, historical fact, master narrative, critical realism, meaning of "history"
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Journal for the Study of the New Testament
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26
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445 - 457
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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0142-064X
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10.1177/0142064X0402600404
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English
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This is the final, accepted and revised manuscript of this article. Use alternative location to go to the published article. Requires subscription.},
  author       = {Holmberg, Bengt},
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  keyword      = {Jesus research,memory,oral tradition,fictionalization or refiguration of memories,grand narratives,historical fact,master narrative,critical realism,meaning of "history"},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {445--457},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Journal for the Study of the New Testament},
  title        = {Questions of Method in James Dunn's Jesus Remembered},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0142064X0402600404},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2004},
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