Jesus as Teacher

Jesus as Teacher

by Pheme Perkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 052136695X

ISBN-13: 9780521366953

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Professor Perkins compares Jesus with other types of teachers of his day: philosophers, interpreters of the law, prophets, and visionaries. Jesus is characterized as a charismatic teacher and prophet who addressed his message to all people, as opposed to the elite groups taught in formal schools in ancient times. Readers are shown how Jesus used parables, proverbs…  See more details below

Overview

Professor Perkins compares Jesus with other types of teachers of his day: philosophers, interpreters of the law, prophets, and visionaries. Jesus is characterized as a charismatic teacher and prophet who addressed his message to all people, as opposed to the elite groups taught in formal schools in ancient times. Readers are shown how Jesus used parables, proverbs, legal and prophetic sayings to challenge the imagination and to allow his listeners to discover his message. The book contains detailed analyses of many gospel passages and covers themes of particular prominence in Jesus' teaching, including justice, wealth, forgiveness, and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521366953
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Understanding Jesus Today Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

1. Teaching and learning in Jesus' world; 2. Jesus, charismatic teacher and prophet; 3. The style of Jesus' teaching; 4. Adaptation of Jesus' teaching in the community; 5. Characteristic themes in Jesus' teaching; Supplementary reading and discussion questions; index.

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