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This Oxford Reader brings together an extensive range of ancient and modern documents to convey the many ways in which the figure of Jesus has stimulated and provoked responses over the last 2,000 years. It features more than 340 extracts, including familiar material from key texts in the history of doctrine alongside a diverse sampling of devotional, popular, liturgical, historical-critical, philosophical, and mystical texts. Selections include extracts from poems, songs, and plays, as well as from polemics, commentaries, manifestos, treatises, letters, novels, liturgies, and creeds. The rich and complex variety of responses to Jesus is represented in Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Zoroastrian texts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192893161
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: Oxford Readers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Cambridge

University of Exeter

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Table of Contents

General Introduction 1
Pt. I Biblical and Patristic: To A.D. 451
A The Life of Jesus
I Canonical 13
II Extra-Canonical 25
B Jesus the Saviour
I Jesus Saves 33
II Participating in Christ 39
III The Sweet Exchange 46
IV Unvelling 50
V Christ and the Cosmos 56
C Typology and Apology
I Jesus and Judaism 60
II Against the Pagans 67
D The Development of Christology
I True Humanity 77
II True Divinity 84
III Towards Chalcedon 91
Pt. 2 Byzantine and Early Medieval: 451-1208
A Contemplating Christ
I Transfiguration and Ascent 105
II Jesus Prayer 111
III Meditation and Humility 113
B Christ and Culture
C Byzantine and Early Medieval Debates
I After Chalcedon 123
II Adoring Christ's Humanity 129
III Western Christology 132
IV The Eucharist 142
D Christ beyond Christianity
I Jewish 146
II Zoroastrain 150
III Islamic 151
Pt. 3 Later Medieval and Renaissance: 1209-1516
A Following Christ
I Remembrance 157
II Meditation 174
III Imitation 183
IV The Love of Christ 189
B The Benefits of Christ's Passion
C Jesus and Judaism
Pt. 4 Reformation and Counter-Reformation: 1517-1600
A Christ and his Benefits
B Christ in Word and Sacrament
C Christ in Two Natures
D Pursuing Christ
Pt. 5 Early Modernity: 1601-1789
A The Drama of Christ
B Crucified for Me
I The School of Love 262
II The Power of the Cross 267
C Union with Christ
I Pietist 272
II Catholic 280
III Anglican 284
IV Puritan 285
V Radical 290
D Discussing Doctrine
E The Enlightenment
Pt. 6 The Nineteenth Century: 1790-1913
A The Historical Jesus
I The Invention of Christ? 321
II Reconstructing Jesus 333
B Humility
I Jesus the Child 347
II Divinity and the Limitations of Humanity 352
III Against Humility 358
C Christ and the Spirit
I The Spirit of Christ 364
II The Development of Doctrine 371
D Life in Christ
I Conversion 388
II Participation 394
E Looking Eastwards
Pt. 7 The Twentieth Century: 1914-2000
A Crisis
B The Historical Jesus?
I Against History? 417
II Questing for the Historical Jesus 423
C Christ and Salvation
I Justification and Sanctification 434
II Liberation 443
III Ethics 462
D Retelling the Story
I In Literature 471
II In Theology 478
E God Incarnate
I Debating Incarnation 486
II A Male Christ? 496
III Incarnation, Cross, Resurrection, Trinity 501
F Jesus beyond Christianity
I The Uniqueness of Christ 510
II Jesus and Judaism 515
G The Face of Christ
Notes 526
References 531
Further Reading 548
Acknowledgements 551
Index 555
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