The Changing Faces of Jesus

The Changing Faces of Jesus

by Geza Vermes

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The Changing Faces of Jesus by Geza Vermes

Who was the real Jesus? How was this Palestinian charismatic transformed by later generations into the heavenly savior who is the focus of the Christian Church? Did Jesus's own teachings lead to his divine characterization? Or did the church-centered needs of gentile Christianity hide his true face, obscuring the religion he preached and practiced? With unique authority, sensitivity, and insight, renowned scholar Geza Vermes explores these difficult questions by examining the New Testament writings, placing them in the context of the Jewish civilization of the first century. Starting with the elevated, divine figure of Christ presented in the most recent Gospel, the Gospel of John, Vermes travels back through earlier accounts of Jesus's life to reveal the true historical figure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142196021
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/26/2002
Series: Compass Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Geza Vermes’s pioneering work on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the historical Jesus led to his appointment as the first professor of Jewish studies at Oxford University, where he is now professor emeritus. He is the author of several books, including The Authentic Gospel of Jesus.

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