Should the dissimilarity between Jesus and early Christianity or between Jesus and Judaism be the central criterion for identifying the historical Jesus. The authors of this work argue that the historical Jesus belongs to both Judaism and Christianity.
Gerd Theissen is Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. His books include The Religion of the Earliest Churches and The Shadow of the Galilean: The Quest of the Historical Jesus in Narrative Form. Dagmar Winter is Associate Vicar at Hexham Abbey and Hexham Deanery Training Officer in Northumberland, England.