Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers


Argues against the equation of sinlessness with respectability and examines the Gospels' depiction of Jesus and the Apostles with regard to guilt.
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Argues against the equation of sinlessness with respectability and examines the Gospels' depiction of Jesus and the Apostles with regard to guilt.
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This book surprises the reader with discoveries that make its theme come alive with a renewed appreciation for how rhetorical subjects are embedded inextricably in the human experience. The writing is simple, clear, engaging, and often even exciting. Gary Selby helps us to grasp the power of rhetoric as a lived, experienced phenomenon. His work draws out King's use of Exodus in a manner that provides unsuspected depth of meaning and understanding.

—Michael Osborn, University of Memphis, Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602581463
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,054,484
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Carey (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is Professor of New Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary. Carey has also written: Ultimate Things: An Introduction to Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic Literature (2005), and Elusive Apocalypse: Reading Authority in the Revelation to John (1999).
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 "How Do You Know She's a (Sinner)?" 1

2 Jesus, Friend of Sinners 17

3 Jesus and Impurity 37

4 We Were Deadbeats, Me and Paul 55

5 Jesus, the Convicted Seditionist 79

Interlude: The Sinless Jesus? 97

6 The Scandal(s) of the Cross 107

7 Flirting with Respectability 125

8 Persecuted 151

Epilogue: Sinners in the Life of the Church 169

Notes 185

Index of Ancient Sources 207

Author Index 217

Subject Index 220

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