In his foreword, Mike Higton describes Hans W. Frei’s Identity of Jesus Christ as “a book about Jesus of Nazareth. It is not a book about ‘story,’ nor about ‘narrative theology.’ . . . Rather, this is a book about the way in which Jesus of Nazareth’s identity is rendered by the Gospels—largely the Synoptic Gospels, particularly the Gospel of Luke, and especially in the passion and resurrection sequences.”
This revised and updated edition includes Mike Higton’s foreword, a new critical introduction from Joshua B. Davis, and Frei’s essay “Theological Reflections on the Accounts of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection.”
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Hans Frei has written one of the most interesting and provocative christological proposals in recent American theology. It continues to stimulate discussion and to bear fruit for the faith of the Church and the life of academic theology.
—George Hunsinger, Hazel McCord Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
No one could have anticipated the significance of this book when it was first published. Intellectually, we simply were not ready for it. Developments in theology and philosophy that made Frei’s work so important were largely unknown to the general public. Now, thank God, many have ‘caught up to Frei’ and can appreciate the significance of this extraordinary book. For if Frei did nothing else, he made the Gospels again property of the church.
—Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke University
Hans W. Frei (1922–1988) was one of the most important American theologians of his generation. He spent the majority of his career teaching at Yale Divinity School, where he authored The Identity of Jesus Christ and The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative, numerous essays, and a vast collection of unpublished works, which have since been published posthumously.