Who Is Jesus?: History in Perfect Tense

Who Is Jesus?: History in Perfect Tense

by Leander E. Keck
     
 

ISBN-10: 1570033382

ISBN-13: 9781570033384

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press

In Who Is Jesus? Keck clarifies the difference between the way Jesus is presented in the Gospels and the way critical historians portray him. He then explores, from four perspectives, Jesus' contemporary moral and theological pertinence. Keck looks initially at Jesus as a first-century Jew, then considers how Jesus' mission was energized by his grasp of the

Overview

In Who Is Jesus? Keck clarifies the difference between the way Jesus is presented in the Gospels and the way critical historians portray him. He then explores, from four perspectives, Jesus' contemporary moral and theological pertinence. Keck looks initially at Jesus as a first-century Jew, then considers how Jesus' mission was energized by his grasp of the kingdom of God. He goes on to probe the meaning of the crucifixion of Jesus in light of the biblical understanding of God's holiness, a theme largely neglected today. Keck concludes his discussion by looking at Jesus' role in the moral life of the Christian community.

About the Author:
Leander E. Keck is the Winkley Professor of Biblical Theology Emeritus at Yale Divinity School (New Haven, Connecticut) and was President of the Society of Biblical Literature in 1995. Keck is convener of the editorial board and senior New Testament editor for the twelve-volume commentary The New Interpreter's Bible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570033384
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Studies on Personalities of the New Testament
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.91(d)

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