The Blackwell Companion to Jesus

The Blackwell Companion to Jesus

by Delbert Burkett (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9781118724101
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Series: Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Delbert Burkett is Professor of Religious Studies atLouisiana State University. He is the author of The Son of ManDebate: A History and Evaluation (1999), An Introduction tothe New Testament and Origins of Christianity (2002), andRethinking the Gospel Sources: From Proto-Mark to Mark(2004).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures viii

Notes on Contributors ix

Acknowledgments xv

Images of Jesus: An Overview 1
Delbert Burkett

Part I Jesus in the New Testament 11

1 Mark’s Portrait of Jesus 13
William R. Telford

2 Who Do You Say That I Am? A Matthean Response 30
Elaine M. Wainwright

3 Jesus in Luke-Acts 47
Delbert Burkett

4 John’s Portrait of Jesus 64
Mary L. Coloe

5 Jesus in Q 81
Christopher Tuckett

6 Paul, Jesus, and Christ 94
Edward Adams

7 Jesus in the General Epistles 111
Harold W. Attridge

8 Jesus in the Apocalypse 119
Ian Boxall

9 Constructing Images of Jesus from the Hebrew Bible 127
Warren Carter

Part II Jesus Beyond the New Testament 143

10 Ancient Apocryphal Portraits of Jesus 145
J. K. Elliott

11 Gnostic Portraits of Jesus 160
Majella Franzmann

12 The Christ of the Creeds 176
Khaled Anatolios

13 Jesus in Atonement Theories 193
Stephen Finlan

Part III Jesus in World Religions 213

14 Jewish Perspectives on Jesus 215
Michael J. Cook

15 Islamic Perspectives on Jesus 232
Reem A. Meshal and M. Reza Pirbhai

16 Hindu Perspectives on Jesus 250
Sandy Bharat

17 Buddhist Perspectives on Jesus 267
Peggy Morgan

Part IV Philosophical and Historical Perspectives on Jesus283

18 Skeptical Perspectives on Jesus’ Resurrection 285
Michael Martin

19 The Quest for the Historical Jesus: An Overview 301
David B. Gowler

20 The “Jesus” of the Jesus Seminar 319
Robert J. Miller

21 The Quest for the Historical Jesus: An Appraisal 337
Helen K. Bond

Part V Modern Manifestations of Jesus 355

22 Modern Western Christology 357
John P. Galvin

23 Christology in Africa, Asia, and Latin America 375
Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

24 Jesus in American Culture 394
Paul Harvey

25 The Black Christ 410
Kelly Brown Douglas with Delbert Burkett

26 Feminist Christologies 427
Lisa Isherwood

27 The “Gay” Jesus 443
Theodore W. Jennings Jr.

28 Modern Mystifi cations of Jesus 458
Per Beskow

Part VI Jesus in Art, Fiction, and Film 475

29 Jesus in Christian Art 477
Robin M. Jensen

30 Jesus Novels: Solving Problems with Fiction 504
Zeba A. Crook

31 Jesus in Film 519
Adele Reinhartz

Index 532

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"The Blackwell Companion to Jesus is a remarkableaccomplishment. Each chapter is accessible and specific, so thatthe Companion will serve both as a mine of information and anincentive to further study. Instead of pursuing the usual, outdatedtactic of segregating historical findings from dogmaticassessments, this work demonstrates that within the primarysources, the reception history of Jesus (Christian andnon-Christian), and within recent scholarship, critical engagementand theological evaluation have consistently formed a symbioticlens for the perception of Jesus."
Bruce Chilton, Bernard Iddings Bell Professor ofReligion, Bard College

"This is a superb collection of articles that both summarizesscholarly knowledge about the figure of Jesus through the centuriesand also provides fascinating new interpretations of his culturaland religious significance."
Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of JewishStudies, Dartmouth College, USA

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