Ein Jesus ohne ‘spin’ und ‘special effects’? Methodologische Überlegungen über Paul Verhoevens Jesusbuch | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 63, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268


The article discusses Paul Verhoeven’s reconstruction of the historical Jesus in his book ‘Jezus van Nazareth’ (2008). It shows that Verhoeven’s portrait of Jesus as a ‘last minute revolutionary’ is unconvincing due to major methodological shortcomings, regarding the critical evaluation of the sources, the neglect of form-critical insights, the absence of coherent methodology. The article concludes by summing up differences between a historical and a cinematic approach to Jesus.


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