Jesus and His World

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"Jesus Christ is probably the single most influential figure in world history. Whatever people believe about him, the religion he founded now claims more followers worldwide than any other. But who was this preacher from Nazareth? Can we be sure he existed? And if he did, what was the world like in which he lived?" "Peter Walker places Jesus firmly in the Jewish world of 1st-century Palestine, exploring the religious and social background to his life, as well as the Jewish expectations of a messiah. He goes on to analyse Jesus' ministry and
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Overview

"Jesus Christ is probably the single most influential figure in world history. Whatever people believe about him, the religion he founded now claims more followers worldwide than any other. But who was this preacher from Nazareth? Can we be sure he existed? And if he did, what was the world like in which he lived?" "Peter Walker places Jesus firmly in the Jewish world of 1st-century Palestine, exploring the religious and social background to his life, as well as the Jewish expectations of a messiah. He goes on to analyse Jesus' ministry and teaching, and he helps readers to understand Jesus' radical mission, and the way he related to the world around him." Jesus and His World draws on biblical scholarship and sharp insight to bring this central figure of world history to vibrant life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745951034
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: IVP Histories Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 4.92 (w) x 7.09 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
1 The Story of Jesus 11
2 The Palestine of Jesus 18
3 The Evidence for Jesus 31
4 Interpreting Jesus 45
5 Jesus the Jew 55
6 The Aims of Jesus 74
7 The Challenges of Jesus 88
8 The Road to Jerusalem 105
9 Arrival in the City 120
10 Jesus' Last Hours 136
11 The Following Sunday 154
12 Jesus' Followers Reflect 172
Chronology 186
Suggestions for Further Reading 187
Index 188
Picture and Text Acknowledgments 192
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