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The Story of Jesus in History and Faith: An Introduction

The Story of Jesus in History and Faith: An Introduction

by Lee Martin McDonald

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Many books are available on the historical Jesus, but few address issues that are critically central to Christian faith--namely, Jesus as resurrected Lord, Christ, and Son of God. This comprehensive introduction to the study of the historical Jesus takes both scholarship and Christian faith seriously.

Leading New Testament scholar Lee Martin McDonald brings together two critically important dimensions of the story of Jesus: what we can know about him in his historical context and what we can responsibly claim about his significance for faith today. McDonald examines the most important aspects of the story of Jesus from his birth to his resurrection and introduces key issues and approaches in the study of the historical Jesus. He also considers faith issues, taking account of theological perspectives that secular historiography cannot address. The book incorporates excerpts from primary sources and includes a map and tables.

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ISBN-13: 9781441241528
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lee Martin McDonald (PhD, University of Edinburgh), before his retirement, was professor of New Testament studies and president of Acadia Divinity College. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Biblical Canon, and coeditor of The Canon Debate (with James Sanders), and The World of the New Testament (with Joel Green). He lives in Mesa, Arizona.

Table of Contents


Part 1: History and the Historical Jesus
1. History, Historical Inquiry, and the Historical Jesus
Part 2: Sources for Studying the Historical Jesus
2. The Gospels: Their Relationships and Reliability
3. Other Sources for Studying the Historical Jesus
Part 3: The Story of Jesus in History (Events and Teachings)
4. The Story of Jesus in History: From Birth to His Scriptures
5. The Story of Jesus in History: From the Transfiguration to His Burial
6. Easter: The Story of Jesus within History and Faith
7. Conclusion: Jesus in History and Faith

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