Critique of Bousset Article Available
In one of my very first academic publications, I gave a critique of certain key positions taken in Bousset’s classic work, Kyrios Christos (1913), and called for an equivalent effort to build a sounder portrayal of the emergence of earliest Jesus-devotion: Larry W. Hurtado, “New Testament Christology: A Critique of Bousset’s Influence,” Theological Studies 40 (1979): 306-17. A number of my own publications thereafter were devoted toward that end, culminating in my 2003 volume, Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity.
I’m delighted to note now that Theological Studies allows anyone to download for personal use any article published at least five years earlier. From the following link, click on “Past Content”, and then supply information on the author or title you want.