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|Author||: Greg Gilbert|
A famed historian once noted that, regardless of what you think of him personally, Jesus Christ stands as the central figure in the history of Western civilization. A man violently rejected by some and passionately worshipped by others, Jesus remains as polarizing as ever. But most people still know very little about who he really was, why he was really here, or what he really claimed. Intended as a succinct introduction to Jesus’s life, words, and enduring significance, Who Is Jesus? offers non-Christians and new Christians alike a compelling portrait of Jesus Christ. Ultimately, this book encourages readers to carefully consider the history-shaping life and extraordinary teachings of the greatest man who ever lived. Download the free study guide at crossway.org/WhoIsJesus.
|Author||: Smith, Morton|
|Editor||: Hampton Roads Publishing|
"A twentieth-century classic, uncannily smart, incredibly learned."--from the foreword by Bart Ehrman This book challenges traditional Christian teaching about Jesus. While his followers may have seen him as a man from heaven, preaching the good news and working miracles, Smith asserts that the truth about Jesus is more interesting and rather unsettling. The real Jesus, only barely glimpsed because of a campaign of disinformation, obfuscation, and censorship by religious authorities, was not Jesus the Son of God. In actuality he was Jesus the Magician. Smith marshals all the available evidence including, but not limited to, the Gospels. He succeeds in describing just what was said of Jesus by "outsiders," those who did not believe him. He deals in fascinating detail with the inevitable questions. What was the nature of magic? What did people at that time mean by the term "magician"? Who were the other magicians, and how did their magic compare with Jesus' works? What facts led to the general assumption that Jesus practiced magic? And, most important, was that assumption correct? The ramifications of Jesus the Magician give new meaning to the word controversial. This book recovers a vision of Jesus that two thousand years of suppression and polemic could not erase. And--what may be the central point of the debate--Jesus the Magician strips away the myths and legends that have obscured Jesus, the man who lived.
|Author||: Sonja M. Stewart|
|Editor||: Westminster John Knox Press|
In this sequel to her bestselling "Young Children and Worship", Stewart focuses on Jesus' life and teachings and introduces children to the meaning of worship through biblical stories and parables. Illustrations.
|Editor||: Margaret K McElderry|
An illustrated picture book presents early readers with an informative and inspirational biography of Jesus Christ, including Jesus' birth in the manger, His many miracles, the Last Supper, and the Crucifixion.
|Author||: Sue Monk Kidd|
“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome's occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history. Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.
|Author||: Robert F. O'Toole|
|Editor||: Gregorian Biblical BookShop|
This study uses composition criticism to consider everything that Luke wrote about Jesus. Jesus was a human being and a prophet, yet Luke wished to say much more. He has a very extensive and developed portrayal of Jesus as a saviour. His roles as Servant of Yahweh and Son of Man play a real part in explaining a number of Jesus' experiences and actions, including his passion. Jesus' identification as the Christ can be associated with the being Son of God, but each of these identifications has its own nuances. Luke 1:35 proves crucial for a correct understanding of Son of God and guides the reader's comprehension of Jesus' identity. The OT background of Lord leads to a correct interpretation of this title when applied to Jesus, and Luke willingly predicates similar things of God and of Jesus.
|Editor||: New Leaf Publishing Group|
Enjoy this incredible full-color presentation of biblical history in two educational forms: one an unforgettable timeline, and the second, a hand-painted panorama breathtaking in its detail now lost to time. You will be able to trace the genealogy of Jesus from creation to His birth, learning more about the biblical, historical events and the people of God’s Word. Special illustrated panels include “The City of Jerusalem at the time of Christ” and the “Family Descent of Christ from Adam.” On the reverse there is a reproduction of the famous Piglhein Panorama of Jerusalem at the time of the Crucifixion. The massive panorama in Munich was destroyed by fire but a contemporary copy captures the magnificence of Piglhein’s work. Presents a biblical timeline enhanced with informative text and beautiful imagesClarifies details and historical points for a new generation of readersConveniently packaged for both easy display and secure storage!
|Author||: Rudolf Schnackenburg|
|Editor||: Westminster John Knox Press|
In this enlightening book, Rudolph Schnackenburg asks, who is Jesus for us today? By delving into the relationships Jesus had during his lifetime with biblical figures such as John, Peter, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, Schnackenburg discovers that Jesus must be seen as a friend--a personal friend--of everyone. Schnackenburg writes that friendship must prove itself genuine during times of persecution and suffering. Friendship with Jesus gives Christians the strength of the Holy Spirit to overcome the difficulties that can make their way into daily life. By reviewing our relationship with Jesus as a deep and profound friendship, Christians can recognize the compassion, care, communication, and commitment that Jesus offers to us through our faith.
|Author||: Yung Suk Kim|
|Editor||: Wipf and Stock Publishers|
Jesus cannot be domesticated! In Resurrecting Jesus Kim asks the fundamental two-prong question, "What, then, can we learn from Jesus, and how can we build on the significance of his life and work as we do theology for our day in the here and now?" Kim abandons the traditional divide between criticism and theology and argues that a solid New Testament theology can be reconstructed from a critical study of the historical Jesus. Jesus is put back into the context of first-century Judaism in Palestine. Resurrecting Jesus reexamines Jesus' life, work, death, and resurrection, giving readers -a better, clearer understanding about the historical Jesus and the New Testament writings that refer to him; -an exploration into the significance of Jesus' life, teaching, and death, based not on doctrine but on his work of God in first-century Judaism and Palestine; and -a redefinition of New Testament theology that is a process of discerning and engaging the historical Jesus and the New Testament writings.
|Author||: James H. Charlesworth,Brian Rhea,Petr Pokorny|
|Editor||: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing|
This volume explores nearly every facet of contemporary Jesus research — from eyewitness criteria to the reliability of memory, from archaeology to psychobiography, from oral traditions to literary sources. With contributions from forty internationally respected Jewish and Christian scholars, this distinguished collection of articles comes from the second (2007) Princeton-Prague Symposium on Jesus Research. It summarizes the significant advances in understanding Jesus that scholars have made in recent years through the development of diverse methodologies. Readers already knowledgeable in the field will discover unique angles from well-known scholars, and all will be amply informed on the current state of Jesus studies. Contributors:Dale C. Allison Jr.Mordechai AviamRichard BauckhamDarrell L. BockDonald CappsJames H. CharlesworthBruce ChiltonMichael Allen DaiseArye EdreiKathy EhrenspergerCasey D. ElledgeCraig A. EvansPeter W. FlintSen FreyneDavid HendinTom HolmnRichard A. HorsleyJeremy M. HuttonCraig KeenerWerner H. KelberUlrich LuzGabriel MazorLee Martin McDonaldDoron MendelsDaniel F. MooreSuleiman A. Mouradtienne NodetLidija NovakovicGerbern S. OegemaGeorge L. ParseniosPheme PerkinsPetr PokornStanley E. PorterBrian RheaJan RoskovecD. Moody SmithGerd TheissenGeza VermesWalter P. WeaverRobert L. Webb
|Author||: Darcy Jerkins|
|Editor||: Tate Publishing|
Why did Jesus have to live a humble existence, experiencing wrath, persecution, and crucifixion? Why couldn't he have come as the mighty king ruler that so many expected and wanted? Join new author Darcy Jerkins in Jesus Demystified on a journey to new revelations in the Word and discover the simplistic yet awesome power of the man called Jesus. Jesus Demystified uses Scripture to follow Jesus of Nazareth's life from pre-birth to post-death. Whether you want to learn more about Jesus or just refresh your knowledge, this compact study will be the all-inclusive self-help guide you need.
|Author||: Michael L. Klassen|
|Editor||: University Press of America|
Jesus Consumer combines modern consumer research with the latest writings on historical Jesus to propose a model for contemporary consumer behavior that pays serious regard to Jesus’ “consumption teachings.” Klassen argues that Jesus’ consumer teachings possess the greatest potential to help us effect positive change in our communities.
Sixty-Six Books. One Story. All About One Name. Encounter the living Jesus in all of Scripture. From the Passion movement, The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition, lifts Jesus up as the lead story of the Bible and encourages you to faithfully follow him as you participate in his story. Profound yet accessible study features help you meet Jesus throughout Scripture. See him in every book so that you may know him more intimately, love him more passionately, and walk with him more faithfully. Features: Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV) Introduction by Louie Giglio 66 book introductions highlight the story of Jesus in every book 6 compelling essays on the grand narrative of Scripture Over 300 full-page articles and nearly 700 sidebar articles reveal Jesus throughout all of Scripture Single-column text NIV dictionary-concordance
|Author||: Chris Keith,Anthony Le Donne|
|Editor||: A&C Black|
This volume discusses the new approaches regarding the criteria of authenticity and their relevance in the quest for the historical Jesus studies.
|Author||: Shane James|
|Editor||: WestBow Press|
THINGS WERE DIFFERENT IN THE CHURCH JESUS STARTED We sing songs to Jesus. We pray to Jesus. But do we really know and understand what Jesus preached? Before you say, “Yes,” and move on, consider these shocking facts: • Most messages preached today have nothing to do with Jesus’ core message • Christian universities that train pastors, missionaries, and priests don’t have courses that teach what Jesus taught, and it’s been this way for hundreds of years • The majority of believers in Christ have little or no understanding of what Jesus said or what He meant when He said it God is realigning His church with the message Jesus preached, and He’s doing it to prepare us for Jesus’ return. Get ready for a journey through the Bible that will help you: • Challenge your Christian experience and knowledge of Jesus’ teachings • Learn the true heart of Christ’s teachings as recorded in God’s Word • Discover the Kingdom life Jesus provided for, exemplified, and taught • Shed any belief barriers that have inhibited your spiritual life to this point • Embrace and renew a walk with God that is alive, growing, fresh, and purposeful
|Author||: Walter Kasper|
|Editor||: Paulist Press|
Contains writings from three different stages of Cardinal Walter Kasper’s theological journey. They seek to open up the gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that is intelligible to today’s readers. The works are: “An Introduction to the Faith,” “Surpassing All Knowledge,” and an original essay on evangelization, “New Evangelization as a Theological, Pastoral, and Spiritual Challenge.”
|Author||: Maurice Casey|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
A new 'life' of Jesus written by one of the outstanding scholars of his generation, it offers a complete resource on the 'Historical Jesus' debate. With an overview of the various positions taken on who the historical Jesus was, Casey provides a helpful and accessible tool for understanding how the historical Jesus has been received and understood, with attention paid to the contortions in evidence in the last century to prove that Jesus was not Jewish.
|Author||: Donald Werner|
This book is for Jews and Christians. Jesus said, "Salvation is of the Jews" (John 4:22), and in Revelation 14:12 Jesus tells us that we must 'keep the commandments of God' have the 'faith of Jesus'. The Jewish Jesus told us to keep his teachings, and he said unless we do we will never see eternal life. I will compare the Jewish faith and the Christian faith to see which one best complies with Jesus' teachings. It will then be evident to you that most Christians are not saved according to Jesus' criteria, but 'Biblical Jews' are. I know that's a bold statement. But Jesus said, if we don't keep his teachings, we are not saved. I always thought that salvation was of the Christian faith - but Jesus said 'Salvation is of the Jews', now I know what he meant, and Christians had better take note before Judgment Day. Also read about evangelism Jesus' style, Jesus' parables, saving grace, Mark of the Beast, Seal of God, synagogue of Satan, why the church today is Laodicea and much more.
|Author||: David Emmanuel Singh|
|Editor||: Wipf and Stock Publishers|
The paper in this volume are organized in three parts: scriptural, contextual and theological. The central question being addressed is: how do Christians living in contexts, where Islam is a majority or minority religion, experience, express or think of the Cross? This is, therefore, an exercise in listening. As the contexts from where these engagements arise are varied, the papers in drawing scriptural, contextual and theological reflections offer a cross-section of Christian thinking about Jesus and the Cross.