Passions of the Christ: The Emotional Life of Jesus in the Gospels

Passions of the Christ: The Emotional Life of Jesus in the Gospels

by F. Scott Spencer

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Overview

Senior New Testament scholar F. Scott Spencer focuses on a neglected area in the study of Jesus and the Gospels: the emotional life of Jesus. This book offers a fresh reading of the Gospels through the lens of Jesus's emotions—anger, grief, disgust, surprise, compassion, and joy. These emotions motivate Jesus's mission and reveal to Gospel readers what matters most to him. Amid his passions, Jesus forges his character as God's incarnate Messiah, wholly embodied and emotionally engaged with others and thoroughly embedded in the surrounding environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540961761
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/04/2021
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

F. Scott Spencer (PhD, University of Durham) previously served as professor of New Testament and biblical interpretation at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia. He is the author of numerous books, including Salty Wives, Spirited Mothers, and Savvy Widows and commentaries on Luke, Acts, and the Song of Songs.

Table of Contents

Contents

Part 1: Mission Im/passible: Theory and Theology
1. Emotion Theory and the Passional Christ
2. The Pathos Logic of Theology and Christology
Part 2: The Virtue of Jesus's Vehement Emotions
3. That's Enough! The Angry Jesus
4. That's Heart Rending! The Anguished Jesus in Ministry
5. That's Soul Crushing! The Anguished Jesus at the End
6. That's Gross! The Disgusted Jesus
Part 3: The Power of Jesus's Positive Emotions
7. That's Amazing! The Surprised Jesus
8. What's Love Got to Do with It? The Compassionate Jesus and Pastoral Ministry
9. What's Love Got to Do with It? The Compassionate Jesus and Discipleship
10. That's Good! The Joyous Jesus
Epilogue: Final Thoughts about Jesus's Emotions
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