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In Christology in Context, Marinus de Jonge presents the varied response to Jesus of Nazareth by his first-century followers. A scholarly yet highly accessible work, this book provides a knowledge base for formal, systematic analysis of New Testament Christology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664250102
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1988
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Marinus de Jonge is Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Early Christian Literature at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Preface and Acknowledgments 11
Abbreviations 13
Introduction 15
Christology in Context 15
The Proper Approach to the Subject, and the Limitations of Our Knowledge 17
Methods to Be Employed 21
The Outline of This Book 29
Part I. The Earliest Material
1. Early Christology in the Letters of Paul 33
References to Early Christological Statements in 1 Thessalonians 33
References to Early Christological Statements in Galatians 39
References to Early Christological Statements in 1 Corinthians 44
One Further Case: Romans 1:3-4 48
Some Concluding Observations 50
2. The Gospel Material in Mark 53
The Beginning of the Gospel of Mark 53
Jesus the Messiah and the Son of God in Mark 57
Jesus as Preacher, Teacher, Healer, and Exorcist 63
Mark's Christology in Its Context 68
3. The Sayings of Jesus in Q 71
The Common Material in the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke 71
Jesus and John the Baptist 73
Jesus and the Kingdom 76
Jesus as Son of Man 77
Jesus as the Envoy of Wisdom and as Son of God 79
Jesus, His Disciples, and Israel 82
Q's Christology in Its Context 83
Q and Mark 84
Q, Mark, and Paul 87
Part II. Continued Response to Jesus 89
4. The Christology of Matthew 91
Jesus as the Unique Teacher 91
Special Aspects of Matthew's View of Jesus 93
Note on the Christology of the Epistle of James 96
5. The Christology of Luke-Acts 97
Jesus' Ministry and That of the Apostles 97
Special Aspects of Luke's Views on Jesus 104
Ancient Elements in Acts? 108
6. The Christology of Paul 112
The Decisive Change in Paul's Life 112
Jesus Christ's Death, Resurrection, and Parousia, and Their Effects on the Believers 115
Jesus Christ and God Before Jesus' Mission on Earth 120
7. Documents of the Pauline School 124
2 Thessalonians 124
Colossians 125
Ephesians 126
The Pastoral Epistles 127
8. Other Letters and Revelation 130
The Epistle to the Hebrews 130
The First Epistle of Peter 133
Note on Jude and 2 Peter 136
The Revelation to John 137
9. The Christology of the Gospel and the Letters of John 140
The Johannine Point of View 140
The Situation of the Johannine Communities 142
The Christology of the Fourth Gospel 144
The Christology of 1 and 2 John 149
Part III Terms and Concepts Applied in the Response to Jesus 153
10. Jesus as Herald of a New Age 155
"To Bring the Good News" and "The Kingdom of God" 156
Jewish Charismatics 159
Jewish Prophets 160
Popular Prophetic Movements 162
Royal Pretenders 163
Jesus the Messiah 166
Jesus the Son of God 167
Jesus the Son of Man 169
11. Jesus' Death, Resurrection, and Exaltation 173
Jesus as Final Envoy of God, Rejected by Israel 174
Jesus and the Tradition of God's Suffering Servants 175
Jesus, the Man Who Died for Others 179
Jesus, the Lord 184
Jesus' Status After His Death, and Psalm 110:1 186
12. Jesus Christ and God Before Jesus' Mission on Earth 189
Jesus as the Unique Envoy Sent from Above 190
Jesus as Wisdom and Word of God 194
Part IV. The Very Beginning
13. The One with Whom It All Began 203
The Earliest Response to Jesus 203
Jesus and the Kingdom of God 205
Jesus' Death on the Cross 208
Epilogue 212
Notes 215
Bibliography 245
Subject Index 253
Index of References 261
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