Who is Jesus?: An Introduction to Christology

Who is Jesus?: An Introduction to Christology

by Thomas P. Rausch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814650783

ISBN-13: 9780814650783

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Liturgical Press, The

Who is Jesus? This is the fundamental question for christology. The earliest Christians used various titles, most of them drawn from the Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures, to express their faith in Jesus. They called him prophet, teacher, Messiah, Son of David, Son of Man, Lord, Son of God, Word of God, and occasionally even God. In Who Is Jesus? Thomas

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Who is Jesus? This is the fundamental question for christology. The earliest Christians used various titles, most of them drawn from the Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures, to express their faith in Jesus. They called him prophet, teacher, Messiah, Son of David, Son of Man, Lord, Son of God, Word of God, and occasionally even God. In Who Is Jesus? Thomas Rausch, S.J., focuses on the New Testament's rich variety of christologies.

Who Is Jesus? covers the three quests for the historical Jesus, the methods for retrieving the historical Jesus, the Jewish background, the Jesus movement, his preaching and ministry, death and resurrection, the various New Testament christologies, and the development of christological doctrine from the New Testament period to the Council of Chalcedon.

Chapters are The Three Quests for the Historical Jesus," *Methodological Considerations, - *The Jewish Background, - *Jesus and His Movement, - *The Preaching and Ministry of Jesus, - *The Death of Jesus, - *God Raised Him from the Dead, - *New Testament Christologies, - *From the New Testament to Chalcedon, - *Sin and Salvation, - and *A Contemporary Approach to Soteriology. -

Thomas P. Rausch, SJ, PhD, is the T. Marie Chilton Professor of Catholic Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. A specialist in ecclesiology, ecumenism, and the theology of the priesthood, he has published eight books including the award-winning Catholicism at the Dawn of the Third Millennium, The College Student's Introduction to Theology, andReconciling Faith and Reason: Apologists, Evangelists, and Theologians in a Divided Church, published by Liturgical Press.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814650783
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
675,855
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
1The Three Quests for the Historical Jesus9
2Methodological Considerations23
3The Jewish Background41
4Jesus and His Movement61
5The Preaching and Ministry of Jesus77
6The Death of Jesus95
7God Raised Him from the Dead111
8New Testament Christologies125
9From the New Testament to Chalcedon147
10Sin and Salvation165
11A Contemporary Approach to Soteriology183
Glossary205
Index of names209
Index of Subjects213

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