Message And Ministry Of Jesus

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This book presents an introduction to the ministry and message of Jesus by combining topical and chronological approaches. Topics discussed include: highlights of the words and teachings of Jesus and the main events of his ministry; background information on Judaism to aid in understanding the context of Jesus' words and actions; main issues and debates in the research of the historical Jesus; the most important ancient documents that help in understanding the Gospels (the Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi Scrolls, Talmud, and Josephus).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761805069
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David A. Fiensy is Professor in the Department of Bible and Ministries at Kentucky Christian College in Grayson, Kentucky.

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Table of Contents

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Ch. 1 Geography and History of Palestine 1
Ch. 2 Jewish Institutions 23
Ch. 3 Jewish Sects 35
Ch. 4 Sources for the Life of Jesus Outside the Canonical Gospels 53
Ch. 5 The Infancy Narratives 65
Ch. 6 Jesus' Youth in the Light of Archaeology 79
Ch. 7 John the Baptist, Jesus' Baptism and Temptation 89
Ch. 8 The Galilean Ministry 101
Ch. 9 The Parables 115
Ch. 10 The Sermon on the Mount 133
Ch. 11 The Miracles of Jesus 147
Ch. 12 Jesus' Teaching Methods 165
Ch. 13 The Early Judean Ministry 177
Ch. 14 The Lucan Travel Narrative 191
Ch. 15 The Synoptic Gospels 201
Ch. 16 The Apocryphal Gospels 215
Ch. 17 Jerusalem: Geography and Sociology 227
Ch. 18 The Triumphal Entry and Temple Cleansing 239
Ch. 19 The Disputes in the Temple 249
Ch. 20 The Eschatological Discourse 263
Ch. 21 From the Plot to Kill Jesus to the Arrest 273
Ch. 22 The Arrest and Trial of Jesus 287
Ch. 23 The Death and Burial of Jesus 305
Ch. 24 The Resurrection 317
Epilogue: The Living Lord 333
Glossary 335
Indices 337
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