The Disturbing Galilean: Essays about Jesus

The Disturbing Galilean: Essays about Jesus

by Malcolm Tolbert




In this captivating collection of essays, Dr. Malcolm Tolbert reflects on nearly two dozen stories taken largely from the Synoptic Gospels. Those stories range from Jesus' birth, temptation, teaching, anguish at Gethsemane, and crucifixion. More than a retelling of familiar stories, these essays borrow from Dr. Tolbert's long life of ministry and teaching to reflect on issues important to anyone struggling to be a genuine follower of Jesus-sin, love, wealth, discipleship, perfection, family, lone-liness, faith.

After receiving his ThM from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Tolbert and his family served as missionaries in Brazil for almost ten years. Upon returning to the United States in 1960, Dr. Tolbert taught for fifteen years at NOBTS and later served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville, Georgia. He also taught New Testament interpretation at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573125307
Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/2009
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Foreword: Captivated by Jesus xiii

1 Cradled in a Manger 1

2 Jesus Was Tempted 5

3 God as Father 9

4 The Authority of Jesus 17

5 The Unforgivable Sin 21

6 Retaliation 25

7 Perfection? Really? 31

8 The Old Testament as a Problem 35

9 Jesus and Rome 41

10 The Demand of Discipleship 47

11 Dangers to Discipleship 53

12 Can You Hear? 59

13 Seeing and Following 65

14 Genuine Christians 69

15 Loving Yourself 75

16 The Threat of Wealth 79

17 Faith Healing 85

18 Marriage and Divorce 93

19 Whose Side Is God On? 99

20 The Inclusiveness of Jesus 105

21 Gethsemane 109

22 The Loneliness of Jesus 113

23 An Impertinent Question 119

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