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The Christology of Jesus

The Christology of Jesus

by Ben Witherington (Editor)Ben Witherington (Editor)


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In this bold experiment in Christology, Ben Witherington develops a new, indirect method to discern Jesus' self-understanding.

Using the evangelist's portrayals of Jesus' words, deeds, and relationships as avenues of insight, Witherington reveals a Jesus who both understood and disclosed himself in messianic terms, filling traditional terms-Son of man, Son of David, and Messiah-with new content.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800631086
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 02/13/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Ben Witherington III is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and is on the doctoral faculty at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He has taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His numerous books include, from Fortress Press, Jesus the Seer (2014) and Jesus the Sage (2000).

Table of Contents


Methodological and Historical Considerations

Formal Arguments

Methodological Matters

Caveats and the Criteria for Authenticity

Christology and the Relationships of Jesus

Jesus and the Baptist

Jesus and the Pharisees

Jesus, Revolutionaries, and Romans

Jesus and the Disciplies

Christology and the Deeds of Jesus

Jesus the Visionary

Miracles and Mighty Signs


Christology and the Words of Jesus

Jesus as Teacher and Preacher

Jesus and the Dominion of God

Abba and Filial Consciousness

The Son of Man

Afterword and Conclusions

Wrede's "Messianic Secret" Motif

Jesus' Self-Perception




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