Jesus and Judaism. London: SCM Press, 1985

Sanders' intention is to place Jesus firmly within the Judaism of his day; to determine what it is that may confidently be said of Jesus in light of the available evidence; to discern what it was that constituted the intention and programme of Jesus; and why it was that he was put to death. For Sanders there must be a causal connection between the last two. These are all central issues in 'Jesus research' and this contribution is essential reading.