Jesus

Author: James McConkey Robinson
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ISBN: 080063862X
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* Most important writings on the historical Jesus by on of the foremost scholars of early Christianity today

Christian Origins and the Establishment of the Early Jesus Movement

Author: Stanley E. Porter
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004372741
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This book explores the events, people, and writings surrounding the early Jesus movement. The essays are divided into four groups: the movement’s formation, production of its early Gospels, description of the Jesus movement itself, and the Jewish mission and its literature.

Finding the Historical Christ

Author: Paul Barnett
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802848907
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Paul Barnett s title Finding the Historical Christ is a calculated jab against the popular dichotomy between the Jesus of history and the Christ of faith. In this book Barnett seeks to establish that the two figures are, in fact, one and the same. / The culmination of Barnett s After Jesus trilogy, Finding the Historical Christ carefully examines the ancient sources pertaining to Jesus, including writings by historians hostile to the Christian movement (Josephus, Tacitus, Pliny), the summarized biographies of Jesus in the book of Acts, and especially the four canonical Gospels. Based on compelling historical evidence, Barnett maintains that Jesus of Nazareth regarded himself as the prophesied Christ, as did his disciples before Jesus died and rose again. This is the only way to explain the phenomenon of the early church worshiping Jesus. / There is currently something of a revival of confidence in the historical value of the Gospels. Paul Barnett s work, notable for its sober use of historical method and its many fresh observations and proposals, is an excellent contribution to that development. Richard Bauckham / University of St. Andrews / Over his illustrious career, Paul Barnett has returned repeatedly to questions about the historical Jesus, the historicity of the Gospels, and the history of earliest Christianity. Drawing together scattered strands of all of that work, elaborating them further, and adding still new ones, Barnett here mounts what may be his most impressive case yet for the accuracy of the canonical material and the messiahship of Jesus of Nazareth on historical grounds alone. Craig L. Blomberg / Denver Seminary

The Gospel of Jesus

Author: William Reuben Farmer
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664255145
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William Farmer has devoted much of his career to addressing the question of the relationship among the three Synoptic Gospels--Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In particular, Farmer has challenged the Two Source Hypothesis, which says that Mark is the earliest Gospel, and that Matthew and Luke used Mark and another document, called "Q," as the two primary sources for their own Gospels. Instead, Farmer argues that Matthew was the Earliest Gospel, that Luke used Matthew and other traditions known to him, and that Mark used both Matthew and Luke in compiling a shorter, more ecumenical account of Jesus' career. This competing theory is called the Two Gospel Hypothesis.

Revisiting the Empty Tomb

Author: Daniel A. Smith
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ISBN: 9780800697013
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Examines where the accounts of the early tomb came from and what purpose they originally served, providing careful and insightful discussions of the earliest traditions about Jesus's disappearance.

C S Lewis The Work of Christ Revealed

Author: P. H. Brazier
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 161097719X
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C. S. Lewis--The Work of Christ Revealed focuses on three doctrines or aspects of Lewis's theology and philosophy: his doctrine of Scripture, his famous mad, bad, or God argument, and his doctrine of christological prefigurement. In each area we see Lewis innovating within the tradition. He accorded a high revelatory status to Scripture, but acknowledged its inconsistencies and shrank away from a theology of inerrancy. He took a two-thousand-year-old theological tradition of aut Deus aut malus homo (either God or a bad man) and developed it in his own way. Most innovative of all was his doctrine of christological prefigurement--intimations of the Christ-event in pagan mythology and ritual. This book forms the second in a series of three studies on the theology of C. S Lewis titled C. S. Lewis, Revelation, and the Christ (www.cslewisandthechrist.net). The books are written for academics and students, but also, crucially, for those people, ordinary Christians, without a theology degree who enjoy and gain sustenance from reading Lewis's work.

Jesus Christ in Modern Thought

Author: John Macquarrie
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 9780334029106
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Here, following the example of Rahner and Pannenberg, John Macquarrie examines Jesus Christ's humanity to his origin as God. Part one considers the New Testament sources, including the "classical theology" period. Part two examines the Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment critique of classical christology (i.e. studying Jesus Christ as him from above, as opposed to his humanity), while in part three, Macquarrie makes his own christological statement on who Jesus Christ really is for us today.

The Witness of Jesus Paul and John

Author: Larry R. Helyer
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830828885
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Larry Helyer explores the nature of biblical theology and the question of the unity of the Bible and then examines closely Jesus, Paul and John as the primary witnesses to the climax of the biblical message. In these three principal New Testament witnesses, Helyer finds a unity of message.