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Editorial Reviews

John Shelby Spong
In this volume, the enduring power of Jesus of Nazareth is once again demonstrated. An assortment of Jesus scholars, ranging from those called 'traditionalists' to those called 'radicals' have penned their deepest convictions in their own words. This book's beauty lies in the fact that each writer speaks for himself or herself, allowing the reader to form a judgement apart from the demonizing distortions that make so much of the current ecclesiastical debate. As such, Jesus Then and Now will contribute greatly to the future of Christianity.
Kathleen E. Corley
An extraordinarily diverse collection of articles on the cutting edge of historical Jesus research, feminist and process Christology and interfaith discussions of the significance of Jesus. Jesus Then and Now will be of great interest to scholars and laymen from many theological and ideological perspectives.
Raymond B. Knudsen
This is an excellent compilation of the images of Jesus in history and Christology bearing fruit for each reader when reciting the Apostles Creed and the Lord's prayer. A valuable volume for every library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563383441
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Images of Jesus in History
1 The Image of Jesus in Q 7
2 The Jesus of Mark's Gospel 26
3 Jesus and the Resurrection 54
4 Albert Schweitzer and the Image of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas 72
5 Eschatology, Apocalypticism, and the Historical Jesus 91
6 Galilean Archaeology and the Historical Jesus 113
7 The Jesus Seminar and the Quest 130
Pt. 2 Images of Jesus in Christology
8 Literal and Metaphorical Christologies 143
9 Pluralism, Inclusivism, and Christology 154
10 Evidence for the Incarnation 170
11 Wisdom, Christology, and Women Prophets 186
12 Jesus in Process Christology 201
13 Subverting Authoritarian Relation: Jesus' Power and Ours 216
14 Christology after Auschwitz: A Catholic Perspective 229
Pt. 3 Images of Jesus in Judaism, Islam, and the Future
15 Jesus in Islam 251
16 Jewish Perspectives on Jesus 260
17 The Global Future and Jesus 271
Contributors 283
Index 285
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