-What I am asking is that you reflect upon what you have read and viewed and sketch (in 2-3 pages) your own story or portrait of the historical Jesus. How would you tell his story? What sayings or events would be included? How would it begin? How would it end? What themes would dominate your story? And if you want to go further, talk a little about why it is still important to tell the story of Jesus.
-Having an understanding of the gospels as a type of ancient biography that unfolds the significance or meaning of the historical Jesus and modern quests for the historical Jesus should help your reflections. That is why I want the paper to reflect some familiarity with past and modern quests for the historical Jesus.