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Jesus Now And Then
     

Jesus Now And Then

by Richard A. Burridge, Graham Gould
 

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ISBN-10: 0802809774

ISBN-13: 9780802809773

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

Jesus Now and Then engagingly traces the changing images of Jesus in scholarship and popular culture from the time of the early church to the present day. Who did Jesus think he was? Did the early church take a man and make him into God? Was Christianity actually invented by Paul? How has Jesus been treated in the centuries since? What contemporary views are

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Jesus Now and Then engagingly traces the changing images of Jesus in scholarship and popular culture from the time of the early church to the present day. Who did Jesus think he was? Did the early church take a man and make him into God? Was Christianity actually invented by Paul? How has Jesus been treated in the centuries since? What contemporary views are compatible with a traditional understanding of Scripture?

Richard Burridge and Graham Gould leave no stone unturned in detailing Jesus' life and legacy. They start with the evidence about Jesus found in the New Testament and then go on to explore the early-church debates as a way of tackling contemporary issues. They also discuss how the figure of Jesus has been portrayed through history, how his teachings have been understood, and how he has come to be worshiped by Christians around the world. This essential historical information sets current questions and controversies about Jesus into context and helps to explain the many different views and interpretations of him now on offer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802809773
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Table of Contents

Prologuex
1.Jesus Now and Then1
Jesus Now: The Start of the Third Millennium1
Jesus Then: The Traditional Christian View6
Reinterpreting Jesus13
Reinterpreting the Tradition18
Part IThe New Testament
2.The Historical Jesus23
Digging Down: Quests for the Historical Jesus23
Building Up: Who Was Jesus?34
3.Jesus in the Gospels47
What Are the Gospels?47
Four Portraits of Jesus53
Mark: The Roar of the Lion54
Matthew's Human Face: The Teacher of Israel57
Luke's Burden-Bearing Ox61
John's High-Flying Eagle65
From Four Gospels Back to One Jesus67
4.Jesus and Paul69
From Jesus to Paul: Early Christian and Pre-Pauline Christology70
Paul77
Paul's Christology84
Key Structures of Paul's Theology86
5.New Testament Views of Jesus93
Does Paul Think of Jesus as God?93
The Later Pauline Letters: The Pastoral Letters96
The Rest of the New Testament98
Jesus' Own Self-Understanding105
The Development of Different Views107
Part IIThe Early Church
6.The Early Church and the Teaching of Jesus113
The Importance of the Early Church114
Jesus' Teaching in Early Christian Thought115
The Use of Jesus' Teaching in Apologetic and Preaching: Justin, Origen and 2 Clement125
7.Jesus in Early Christian Worship134
Introduction to Early Christian Worship135
Jesus in Early Christian Worship148
8.Jesus--Divine and Human157
The Beginnings of Debate158
Origen and His Successors166
The Council of Nicaea and the Fourth Century170
The Doctrine of the Person of Christ177
9.Modern Understandings of Jesus188
Liberal Views since the Enlightenment189
Conservative Reactions198
Where Is Jesus in It All Today?203
Epilogue209
References and Further Reading211

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