Jesus Is

Jesus Is Author Judah Smith
ISBN-10 9781400204762
Year 2013-02-25
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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A New York Times Best-Seller! Jesus is ____. How would you finish that sentence? The subject is there, and so is the verb, but what comes next? Your answer could shed light on the path to becoming who you were made to be. In these pages, Judah Smith fills out that sentence again and again, each time further revealing the character of Jesus. He writes as if to a friend, illustrating the importance of Christ’s message to modern men and women. This is a book for new believers, for lifelong followers, and for the merely curious. Judah Smith shows us the Jesus that somber paintings and hymns fail to capture. With passion, humor, and conviction, he shows that Jesus is life. Jesus is grace. Jesus is your friend. Jesus is a new and better way to be human.

Who is Jesus

Who is Jesus Author Cor Bruins
ISBN-10 9780901860576
Year 2011
Pages 58
Language en
Publisher Scripture Truth
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Who is Jesus? is the most important question any of us must face. Our answer determines not only the way we live in this world but also our eternal destiny. This book asks Is Jesus God? Is Jesus Man? Is Jesus Lord? and Is Jesus Head of the Church? Previously published separately, the answers are now brought together in a single volume.

Jesus the Holy Fool

Jesus the Holy Fool Author Elizabeth-Anne Stewart
ISBN-10 1580510612
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 281
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Richly written, Jesus the Holy Fool combines diverse images from religious traditions, world literature, Jungian archetype, and Scripture. Weaving the best theology and spirituality, Jesus the Holy Fool is a fresh and inviting Christology. The Scriptures tell us that religious leaders thought Jesus was "possessed," and his own family thought he was "crazy." In his open table fellowship, choice of followers, radical passion, and his death and resurrection, Jesus was willing to appear as a fool for the sake of God s reign. His teachings especially the parables, paradoxes, and the beatitudes advocate a way of life that is grounded in Holy Foolishness. Through an archetypal examination of the fool motif as it applies to Jesus in the Gospels, Jesus the Holy Fool develops the connections between holiness and folly. Offering new insights into Christology and exploring its practical pastoral ramifications, Jesus the Holy Fool presents Holy Foolishness as a paradigm for the Christian journey and as a new model of what it means for us to be church."

Jesus the Christ

Jesus the Christ Author Walter Kasper
ISBN-10 9780567077592
Year 2011-10-06
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Here at last is a reissue of Kasper's major work with a brilliant new introduction surveying recent developments in Christology. Kasper assesses the Christological enterprise in the Church from the earliest down to the most recent times which can be recommended without hesitation to teacher and serious student. The book also provides a solid theological basis for preaching. This may also be described as a work of Christian serenity, but one which is not indifferent to current problems. It is the fruit of the deep peace which all men can gain from contemplation of Jesus the Christ. As Karl Rahner has said - this book is 'modern' in the very best sense of the word. Synthesising biblical, philosophical and traditional material, the book remains essential reading for specialists and is used widely for courses on Christology - the very basis of Christian theology itself.

Jesus in Contemporary Scholarship

Jesus in Contemporary Scholarship Author Marcus Borg
ISBN-10 1563380943
Year 1994-08-01
Pages 209
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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An accessible guide through the growing maze of literature and research on Jesus. Examines issues in contemporary Jesus research and looks at the potential of current research for helping rethink Jesus' identity and the implications for the reader and the church.

The Faith of Jesus Christ

The Faith of Jesus Christ Author Richard B. Hays
ISBN-10 0802849571
Year 2002
Pages 308
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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In this important study Hays argues against the mainstream that any attempt to account for the nature and method of Paul's theological language must first reckon with the centrality of narrative elements in his thought. Through an in-depth investigation of Galatians 3:1-4:11, Hays shows that the framework of Paul's thought is neither a system of doctrines nor his personal religious experience but the "sacred story" of Jesus Christ.

Parallel Lives of Jesus

Parallel Lives of Jesus Author Edward Adams
ISBN-10 9781611641547
Year 2011-11-11
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Presbyterian Publishing Corp
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In this highly readable introduction to the Gospels, Edward Adams demonstrates how the four canonical Gospels function separately--as unique accounts of Jesus' life--and as narrative renditions of a shared story: the Fourfold Gospel. Building on the premise that the Gospels are ancient biographies or "lives of Jesus," Adams examines parallel Gospel passages, highlighting the similarities and differences between them. He begins by approaching the four Gospels generally, then looks at each of them individually, and finally considers six key Gospel passages to further explore the unity and plurality of the Gospels in a more focused way. Adams's lucid prose helps to make this text ideal for beginning students of the Gospels.

Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth Author Paul Verhoeven
ISBN-10 9781609800772
Year 2011-11-29
Pages 247
Language en
Publisher Seven Stories Press
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Building on the work of biblical scholars—Rudolph Bultmann, Raymond Brown, Jane Schaberg, and Robert Funk, among others—filmmaker Paul Verhoeven disrobes the mythical Jesus to reveal a man who has much in common with other great political leaders throughout history—human beings who believed that change was coming in their lifetimes. Gone is the Jesus of the miracles, gone the son of God, gone the weaver of arcane parables whose meanings are obscure. In their place Verhoeven gives us his vision of Jesus as a complete man, someone who was changed by events, the leader of a political movement, and, perhaps most importantly, someone who, in his speeches and sayings, introduced a new ethic in which the embrace of human contradictions transcends the mechanics of value and worth that had defined the material world before Jesus. "The Romans saw [Jesus] as an insurrectionist, what today is often called a terrorist. It is very likely there were ‘wanted’ posters of him on the gates of Jerusalem. He was dangerous because he was proclaiming the Kingdom of Heaven, but this wasn’t the Kingdom of Heaven as we think of it now, some spectral thing in the future, up in the sky. For Jesus, the Kingdom of Heaven was a very tangible thing. Something that was already present on Earth, in the same way that Che Guevara proclaimed Marxism as the advent of world change. If you were totalitarian rulers, running an occupation like the Romans, this was troubling talk, and that was why Jesus was killed." —Paul Verhoeven, from profile by Mark Jacobson in New York Magazine

Jesus God and Man

Jesus   God and Man Author
ISBN-10 0664244688
Year 1982-12-01
Pages 428
Language en
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
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One of the most influential twentieth-century studies on the doctrine of Christ, this highly acclaimed work demonstrates Pannenberg's belief that at the heart of every Christian theology lies its teaching about Jesus Christ. The second edition, available for the first time in paperback, contains an Afterword in which the author reviews other theologians' responses to his thesis and methodology and shows the progression of his own interpretation.

Who is Jesus why is He Important

Who is Jesus  why is He Important Author Daniel J. Harrington
ISBN-10 1580510531
Year 1999
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Finally, an introduction to the New Testament for everyone! Focusing on the most basic Christian message, Who Is Jesus? Why Is He Important? leads readers step-by-step through the entire New Testament. One of the world s leading authorities on Scripture, Father Harrington artfully synthesizes the best of contemporary scholarship, placing it in dialogue with deeply personal and pastoral concerns. No matter how familiar you are with the New Testament from beginner to professional this is a reliable guide that seeks honest answers to complex questions."

Who is Jesus

Who is Jesus Author Leander Keck
ISBN-10 0567088332
Year 2001-09-06
Pages 453
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Keck clarifies the difference between the way Jesus is presented in the gospels and the way critical historians portray him. He then looks at Jesus as a first-century Jew, conscious of the difficulty and importance of recovering Jesus' particular form of Jewishness. He then considers how Jesus' mission was energised by his grasp of the kingdom of God, contending that Jesus clearly expressed a conviction that God's definitive reign was impending and would transform the lives of those who responded affirmatively to his message. He goes on to probe the meaning of the crucifixion of Jesus, in light of the biblical understanding of God's holiness, a theme largely neglected today. He concludes by looking at Jesus' role in the moral life of the Christian community.

Jesus

Jesus Author Bart D. Ehrman
ISBN-10 0199839433
Year 1999-09-23
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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In this highly accessible discussion, Bart Ehrman examines the most recent textual and archaeological sources for the life of Jesus, along with the history of first-century Palestine, drawing a fascinating portrait of the man and his teachings. Ehrman shows us what historians have long known about the Gospels and the man who stands behind them. Through a careful evaluation of the New Testament (and other surviving sources, including the more recently discovered Gospels of Thomas and Peter), Ehrman proposes that Jesus can be best understood as an apocalyptic prophet--a man convinced that the world would end dramatically within the lifetime of his apostles and that a new kingdom would be created on earth. According to Ehrman, Jesus' belief in a coming apocalypse and his expectation of an utter reversal in the world's social organization not only underscores the radicalism of his teachings but also sheds light on both the appeal of his message to society's outcasts and the threat he posed to Jerusalem's established leadership.