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Why Jesus Died

Why Jesus Died

by Gerard S. Sloyan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800636937

ISBN-13: 9780800636937

Pub. Date: 04/02/2004

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Jesus of Nazareth died on a cross at the hands of Roman justice around the year 30 C.E. Thousands of others perished in the same way, and many people before and since have suffered far more gruesome torments. Why then is Jesus, asks Gerard Sloyan uniquely and

Overview

Jesus of Nazareth died on a cross at the hands of Roman justice around the year 30 C.E. Thousands of others perished in the same way, and many people before and since have suffered far more gruesome torments. Why then is Jesus, asks Gerard Sloyan uniquely and universally remembered for his suffering death? In this timely, expert, and fully engaging account, this widely acclaimed biblical scholar and historian adroitly discusses:

  • how Jesus died
  • who was responsible for his death
  • how his death came to be seen as redemptive
  • how accounts of his death figured in the rise of anti-Jewish sentiment

For all who wondered about what really happened in the passion and death of Jesus and how his legacy grew, Sloyan's book will provide reliable and enlightening reading. With thoughtful study questions and a list of further reading, this book is perfect for individual or group use.

 

 

About the Author:

 

Gerard S. Sloyan is Professor Emeritus of Religion at Temple University and Visiting Professor of Religion and Religious Education at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He is author of many volumes, including The Commentary on the New Lectionary (1975), John in the Interpretation series (1992), The Crucifixion of Jesus (1995), and Preaching from the Lectionary (2004).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800636937
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
04/02/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
0.35(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

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