Wisdom And Wit Of Rabbi Jesus / Edition 1

Wisdom And Wit Of Rabbi Jesus / Edition 1

by William E. Phipps
     
 

ISBN-10: 066425232X

ISBN-13: 9780664252328

Pub. Date: 10/01/1993

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Jesus was more than just a supernatural figure, says William Phipps. He had much in common with teachers and shared many of the interests of rabbis, ethicists, philosophers, and satirists. Phipps provides evidence of this in his thought-provoking book and then gives a boarder perspective of Jesus, showing that he differed from the traditional ancient wisdom with

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Jesus was more than just a supernatural figure, says William Phipps. He had much in common with teachers and shared many of the interests of rabbis, ethicists, philosophers, and satirists. Phipps provides evidence of this in his thought-provoking book and then gives a boarder perspective of Jesus, showing that he differed from the traditional ancient wisdom with his rejection of the ideas of female inferiority, nationalistic prejudices, and intolerance of the unlearned. Readers are presented with a view of Rabbi Jesus as the consummate master teacher with a keen sense of humor, whose central theme was love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664252328
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
10/01/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2The Prophetic Pharisee8
Similarities to the Pharisees12
Differences from the Pharisees18
The Prophet23
3Interpreting Scripture31
Countering Literalists31
The Temptations36
Shema Binding42
Marriage and Divorce46
The Afterlife51
4Jesus as Teacher57
His Primary Role57
His Methods60
His Parables70
5Wry Humor80
The Deductive Approach80
The Inductive Approach86
Christian Responses98
6In Light of Philosophers106
Socrates106
Nietzsche117
Russell124
7Supernatural and Other Signs136
Fantastic Legends136
Jesus' Viewpoint on Miracles143
Signs of the Times147
8Fulfillment for Everyone159
The Childlike Ideal160
Gender Liberation167
Jesus' Emotional Gratifications175
9The Central Theme189
The Glittering Rule189
The Highest Good192
10Conclusion212
Notes223
Index of Scripture References246
Index of Names251
Index of Subjects253

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