The Authentic Gospel of Jesus (Google eBook)

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Penguin UK, Sep 30, 2004 - Religion - 464 pages
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There can be no doubt that Jesus, 'a religious genius' as Geza Vermes describes him, lived and taught in Palestine some 2000 years ago. The influence he has had is incalculable. How though can we distinguish between the doctrines shaped to the needs of the burgeoning Christian church and the original views laid out by Jesus himself? How can we dig back through the additions, misinterpretations and confusions of later writers and two millennia of tradition to get back to the authentic gospel of Jesus? In his new book, Vermes subjects all the sayings of Jesus to brilliantly informed scrutiny. The result is a book of unique value and novelty--scraping aside the accretions of centuries to come as close as we can hope to be to the true Jesus.
  

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Jewish scholarship made easy for the layman.

User Review  - Davidandhisharem - Christianbook.com

This is not a book for everyone. The author sets himself the task of distinguishing between the authentic words of Jesus in the synoptic gospels (with minimal reference to the Gospel of John) and ... Read full review

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I find his logic more convincing than that of the Jesus seminar. Folio Society Edition. Read full review

Contents

A fifth book on Jesus?
A Note on the Sources
1Narratives and Commands
2Controversy Stories
xvi
3Words of Wisdom
lxiii
4Teaching in Parables
vii
5Quoting or Interpreting Scripture
lxxxiv
6Prayers and Related Instructions
xxx
8Sayings about the Kingdom of God
xciii
9Eschatological Rules of Behaviour
62
10Towards the Authentic Gospel
97
Jesus and his teaching in the light of his authentic words
7
A Classification of the Sayings of Jesus
35
Chronological Table
59
Index of Gospel Citations
62
Copyright

7Son of Man Sayings
liii

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About the author (2004)

Geza Vermes was born in Hungary in 1924. From 1957 to 1991 he taught in at the Universities of Newcastle and Oxford. Professor Vermes is the author of The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (1997) and The Changing Faces of Jesus (2000). He lives in Oxford.

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