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Jesus Now and Then - Graham Gould

Paperback Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780802809773
Number Of Pages: 215

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"Jesus Now and Then" engagingly traces the changing images of Jesus in scholarship and popular culture from the time of the early church to the present day. Who did Jesus think he was? Did the early church take a man and make him into God? Was Christianity actually invented by Paul? How has Jesus been treated in the centuries since? What contemporary views are compatible with a traditional understanding of Scripture?

Richard Burridge and Graham Gould leave no stone unturned in detailing Jesusb life and legacy. They start with the evidence about Jesus found in the New Testament and then go on to explore the early-church debates as a way of tackling contemporary issues. They also discuss how the figure of Jesus has been portrayed through history, how his teachings have been understood, and how he has come to be worshiped by Christians around the world. This essential historical information sets current questions and controversies about Jesus into context and helps to explain the many different views and interpretations of him now on offer.

Prologuep. x
Jesus Now and Thenp. 1
Jesus Now: The Start of the Third Millenniump. 1
Jesus Then: The Traditional Christian Viewp. 6
Reinterpreting Jesusp. 13
Reinterpreting the Traditionp. 18
The New Testament
The Historical Jesusp. 23
Digging Down: Quests for the Historical Jesusp. 23
Building Up: Who Was Jesus?p. 34
Jesus in the Gospelsp. 47
What Are the Gospels?p. 47
Four Portraits of Jesusp. 53
Mark: The Roar of the Lionp. 54
Matthew's Human Face: The Teacher of Israelp. 57
Luke's Burden-Bearing Oxp. 61
John's High-Flying Eaglep. 65
From Four Gospels Back to One Jesusp. 67
Jesus and Paulp. 69
From Jesus to Paul: Early Christian and Pre-Pauline Christologyp. 70
Paulp. 77
Paul's Christologyp. 84
Key Structures of Paul's Theologyp. 86
New Testament Views of Jesusp. 93
Does Paul Think of Jesus as God?p. 93
The Later Pauline Letters: The Pastoral Lettersp. 96
The Rest of the New Testamentp. 98
Jesus' Own Self-Understandingp. 105
The Development of Different Viewsp. 107
The Early Church
The Early Church and the Teaching of Jesusp. 113
The Importance of the Early Churchp. 114
Jesus' Teaching in Early Christian Thoughtp. 115
The Use of Jesus' Teaching in Apologetic and Preaching: Justin, Origen and 2 Clementp. 125
Jesus in Early Christian Worshipp. 134
Introduction to Early Christian Worshipp. 135
Jesus in Early Christian Worshipp. 148
Jesus--Divine and Humanp. 157
The Beginnings of Debatep. 158
Origen and His Successorsp. 166
The Council of Nicaea and the Fourth Centuryp. 170
The Doctrine of the Person of Christp. 177
Modern Understandings of Jesusp. 188
Liberal Views since the Enlightenmentp. 189
Conservative Reactionsp. 198
Where Is Jesus in It All Today?p. 203
Epiloguep. 209
References and Further Readingp. 211
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ISBN: 9780802809773
ISBN-10: 0802809774
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 215
Published: April 2004
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.33