Jesus Before Christianity (Google eBook)

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Orbis Books, 1985 - Religion - 196 pages
16 Reviews
Nolan's portrait introduces readers to Jesus as He was before He became enshrined in doctrine, dogma, and ritual, a man deeply involved with the real problems of His time, which are the real problems of our time as well. In a new preface, Nolan reflects on recent work in Christology and how a book written in South Africa in 1976 still has a message for people today.
  

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User Review  - Charles Kirkwood - Goodreads

Wonderful, thoroughly enjoyed Nolan's observations, insights. He answered many of my questions. He confirmed things that I had guessed. This book is to be reread Read full review

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User Review  - Dean Summers - Goodreads

First published in South Africa in 1976, Albert Nolan's Jesus before Christianity is a vivid portrait of the Jesus I know from the Gospels and a compelling call to follow that Jesus into the new ... Read full review

Contents

A New Perspective
11
The Prophecy of John the Baptist
17
The Poor and the Oppressed
27
Healing
37
Forgiveness
45
The Kingdom of God
55
The Kingdom and Money
62
The Kingdom and Solidarity
73
Politics and Religion
114
The Incident in the Temple
124
The Temptation to Violence
131
The Role of Suffering and Death
137
The Man Who Emerges
143
On Trial
153
Faith in Jesus
163
Notes
173

The Kingdom and Power
83
A New Time
89
The Coming of the Kingdom
99
PART FOUR
111

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