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Some years ago I held a graduate seminar where the participants were to write their master’s theses applying the continuum approach. These studies are  in Finnish, but some other things are already available in an international language.

The main publications of the continuum project so far are the following two article collections:

– Jesus from Judaism to Christianity: Continuum Perspectives to the Historical Jesus (ed. Tom Holmén; London: T&T Clark International, 2007), xi + 179 pages.

Media of Jesus from Judaism to Christianity

– Jesus in Continuum (ed. Tom Holmén; WUNT, Reihe A; Tübingen: Mohr, 2012), xxvi + 492 pages.

Jesus in ContinuumSee the Table of Contents

While the other contributors of these two volumes examine concrete questions about Jesus in the continuum from early Judaism to early Christianity, my own studies have mainly focused on problems of theory:

– “An Introduction to the Continuum Approach”, Jesus from Judaism to Christianity, pp. 1-16.

– “Jesus in Continuum from Early Judaism to Early Christianity: Practical-Methodological Reflections on a Missed Perspective”, Jesus Research: New Methodologies and Perceptions — The Second Princeton-Prague Symposium on Jesus Research, Princeton 2007 (eds. J. Charlesworth & P. Pokorny; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014), pp. 201-212.

The “Practical-Methodological” article was written before but published after the following one:

– “A New Introduction to the Continuum Approach”, Jesus in Continuum, pp. IX-XXI.

Quite theoretical is also

– “Hermeneutics of Dissimilarity in the Early Judaism – Jesus – Early Christianity Continuum”, in: Jesus in Continuum, pp. 1-42.

Among my first concrete studies applying the continuum approach to Jesus is:

– “Caught in the Act: Jesus Starts the New Temple – A Continuum Study of Jesus as the Founder of the Ecclesia”, The Identity of Jesus: Nordic Voices (eds. S. Byrskog, T. Holmén & M. Kankaanniemi; WUNT, Reihe B; Tübingen: Mohr, 2014), pp. 181-231.