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Jesus the Priest

Jesus the Priest

by Nicholas Perrin


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Following his critically acclaimed book Jesus the Temple, Nicholas Perrin offers a fresh paradigm for understanding the historical Jesus. Perrin challenges the "standard reading" of classic texts (including the parable of the sower, the Beatitudes, and the Lord's Prayer) to argue that the historical Jesus primarily identified himself not as sage or prophet but as Israel's eschatological high priest. Perrin's insightful theological contribution synthesizes the best in traditional/conservative and liberal reconstructions of Jesus's life and teaching. He identifies Jesus's priesthood as a mediating understanding that sheds crucial light on the kingdom of God.

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ISBN-13: 9780801048593
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 766,953
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Nicholas Perrin (PhD, Marquette University) is president of Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He previously taught at Wheaton College Graduate School. His numerous books include Jesus the Temple, Thomas: The Other Gospel, and Lost in Transmission? What We Can Know about the Words of Jesus.

Table of Contents

1. The Prayer of Jesus
2. The Baptism of Jesus
3. The Kingdom of Jesus
4. Jesus Son of David
5. The Identity of the Son of Man
6. A Re-envisioned Priesthood
7. Final Confrontations

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