The Blackwell Companion to Jesus

The Blackwell Companion to Jesus

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by Delbert Burkett
     
 

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The Blackwell Companion to Jesus features a comprehensive collection of essays that explore the diverse ways in which Jesus has been imagined or portrayed from the beginnings of Christianity to the present day.  

  • Considers portrayals of Jesus in the New Testament and beyond, Jesus in non-Christian religions, philosophical and historic perspectives
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The Blackwell Companion to Jesus features a comprehensive collection of essays that explore the diverse ways in which Jesus has been imagined or portrayed from the beginnings of Christianity to the present day.  

  • Considers portrayals of Jesus in the New Testament and beyond, Jesus in non-Christian religions, philosophical and historic perspectives, modern manifestations, and representations in Christian art, novels, and film
  • Comprehensive scope of coverage distinguishes this work from similar offerings
  • Examines both Christian and non-Christian perspectives on Jesus, including those from ethnic and sexual groups, as well as from other faiths
  • Offers rich and rewarding insights which will shape our understanding of this influential figure and his enduring legacy

Editorial Reviews

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“This Companion will be a necessary part of any serious theological library. The essays are consistently strong and present invaluable orientations to their assigned topic. The real success of this book lies in bringing together perspectives on Jesus from so many sources of attention: texts, culture, history, various theologies, worldwide Christianity, world religions and media. Strongly recommended.” (Journal for the Study of The New Testament, 2012)

“This is another excellent contribution to religious scholarship by Wiley-Blackwell. Chapters are scholarly but readable for the more general enquirer and some have illustrations, an unusual feature for this series of books. This volume is highly recommended for any library that has strong religious collections, whether Christian or not, and should endure for some years as a standard work in the field.” (Reference Reviews, 2011)

“No collection of essays better represents the remarkable diversity in the approaches to the elusive Jesus of Nazareth ... Recommended: upper-level undergraduates and above.” (Choice, 1 May 2011)

“Burkett has assembled an extraordinary collection of essays that invites a wide readership.” (Books News, 2011)

“An imaginative collection of essays ... No fewer than 32 authors … have been recruited to write essays, all about 15 pages in length, and there is hardly any overlap among them, even in dealing with basic New Testament texts. The editor, Delburt Burkett, is to be commended.” (The Journal of Theological Studies, 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444351750
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/07/2011
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion , #53
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
File size:
4 MB

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"The Blackwell Companion to Jesus is a remarkable accomplishment. Each chapter is accessible and specific, so that the Companion will serve both as a mine of information and an incentive to further study. Instead of pursuing the usual, outdated tactic of segregating historical findings from dogmatic assessments, this work demonstrates that within the primary sources, the reception history of Jesus (Christian and non-Christian), and within recent scholarship, critical engagement and theological evaluation have consistently formed a symbiotic lens for the perception of Jesus."
Bruce Chilton, Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion, Bard College

"This is a superb collection of articles that both summarizes scholarly knowledge about the figure of Jesus through the centuries and also provides fascinating new interpretations of his cultural and religious significance."
Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College, USA

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Meet the Author

Delbert Burkett is Professor of Religious Studies at Louisiana State University. He is the author of The Son of Man Debate: A History and Evaluation (1999), An Introduction to the New Testament and Origins of Christianity (2002), and Rethinking the Gospel Sources: From Proto-Mark to Mark (2004).

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