Profiles Of Jesus

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Can the authentic words and deed of Jesus identified by the Jesus Seminar furnish a sufficient basis for a credible profile of the Jesus of history? That is the challenge faced by the contributors to this volume. Their efforts have resulted in a unique collection of studied impressions of Jesus. Here readers will see not Jesus the icon of myth and creed, but a provocative young man of first-century Palestine whose vision and determination to live the vision gave birth to a new form of faith and changed the course...
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Overview

Can the authentic words and deed of Jesus identified by the Jesus Seminar furnish a sufficient basis for a credible profile of the Jesus of history? That is the challenge faced by the contributors to this volume. Their efforts have resulted in a unique collection of studied impressions of Jesus. Here readers will see not Jesus the icon of myth and creed, but a provocative young man of first-century Palestine whose vision and determination to live the vision gave birth to a new form of faith and changed the course of history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780944344941
  • Publisher: Polebridge Press
  • Publication date: 12/2/2002
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Jesus: A Voice Print 9
What Jesus Had to Say 15
The Reappearance of Parables 19
The Jesus of History: A Vision of the Good Life 41
Jesus of Nazareth: A Profile Under Construction 65
Jesus as a Peasant Artisan 73
Israel's Prodigal Son: Reflections on Reimaging Jesus 87
The Search for the Historical Jesus: Why Start with the Sayings? 117
Jesus: A Sketch 129
Gender and Class in the Teaching of Jesus: A Profile 137
Jesus as a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant 161
Jesus in the Company of Sages 169
Dirt, Shame, and Sin in the Expendable Company of Jesus 195
The Gospel of John and the Historical Jesus 223
Notes 231
Bibliography 247
Contributors 254
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