Jesus, Sin, and Perfection in Early Christianity

Jesus, Sin, and Perfection in Early Christianity

by Jeffrey S. Siker


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107105416
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/31/2015
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey S. Siker is a Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. His publications include Homosexuality and Religion: An Encyclopedia, Scripture and Ethics: Twentieth-Century Portraits, Homosexuality in the Church: Both Sides of the Debate and Disinheriting the Jews: Abraham in Early Christian Controversy.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: from sin to perfection; 2. Approaching the gospels; 3. A taxonomy of sin; 4. From sinful birth to virgin birth; 5. From repentant to righteous baptism; 6. A tempting transition; 7. The scandal of family; 8. The scandal of friends; 9. The scandal of faith; 10. From sinful death to perfect death; 11. From sin to perfection; 12. Saving Jesus from perfection.

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