The student will write a 7–8 page critical review of Jesus According to the New Testament by James D. G. Dunn. Your goal in reviewing this book is to provide a brief summary and careful evaluation. A good review should include the following components: • Identify the purpose and overall structure of the book; • Briefly explain some of the main points of the book. Explain how the book addresses New Testament issues and differing perspectives of the historical Jesus; • Briefly evaluate the clarity and organization of the book; and • Evaluate whether this book has provided insight into the subject and achieved its stated purpose. Does the author satisfy my curiosity about the subject with the questions he raises and the answers he gives to them? Is the author’s research sound and has it drawn valid conclusions? Does the author use primary sources? Is the author consistent and logical? Do biases (and be sure to realize that you, the reader, also have biases) influence the author’s conclusions? Be sure to critically evaluate the book, giving specific examples from the book and a detailed argument substantiated from primary resources (New Testament itself).
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