Jesus and the Gospels

Jesus and the Gospels

by Clive Marsh, Steve Moyise
     
 

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This study of Jesus and the Gospels considers not simply the historical figure of Jesus, but also the particular 'image' or 'images' of Jesus that are conveyed by these texts.

The four Gospels are the primary source of our knowledge of Jesus, but it is clear that many other factors influence our understanding of this intriguing figure. Indeed, though the

Overview

This study of Jesus and the Gospels considers not simply the historical figure of Jesus, but also the particular 'image' or 'images' of Jesus that are conveyed by these texts.

The four Gospels are the primary source of our knowledge of Jesus, but it is clear that many other factors influence our understanding of this intriguing figure. Indeed, though the evangelists record some biographical details, their task was not simply to record 'history', but to preach the Gospel. Our images of Jesus are formed by this interplay of faith and history, which is what the Gospels are all about.

This book looks at the portrayal of Jesus in the Gospels (including the apocryphal Gospels), using the tools of historical and literary criticism. It also shows how this material has been used by modern scholars such as Sanders, Wright, Crossan and Borg in their writings about Jesus.

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“The book clearly explains the issues involved for scholars in studying Jesus and the Gospels with chapters usually including conclusion/summary, further reading and question to aid readers.” —Journal for the study of the New Testament

“This text is informative and well-written... each chapter is furnished with a solid conclusion, a bibliography for further reading, and further questions to consider. This text is a valuable introduction to the Gospels and equips the reader with a framework that will prove useful for further studies in the Gospels.” —Theological Book Review, Vol. 19 No. 1

“It is for students and teachers... and should serve them well. The arrangement of topics is logical [and]... It is easy for students to use.” —Methodist Recorder

Methodist Recorder

It is for students and teachers... and should serve them well. The arrangement of topics is logical [and]... It is easy for students to use.
Journal for the study of the New Testament

The book clearly explains the issues involved for scholars in studying Jesus and the Gospels with chapters usually including conclusion/summary, further reading and question to aid readers.
Vol. 19 No. 1 Theological Book Review

This text is informative and well-written... each chapter is furnished with a solid conclusion, a bibliography for further reading, and further questions to consider. This text is a valuable introduction to the Gospels and equips the reader with a framework that will prove useful for further studies in the Gospels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780567040732
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/23/2006
Series:
T&T Clark Approaches to Biblical Studies Series
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

Clive Marsh is Director of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leicester, UK.

Steve Moyise is Professor of New Testament at the University of Chicester, UK.

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