From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Christ, Second Edition

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Yale University Press, Jul 11, 2000 - Religion - 288 pages
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In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. A new introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history, and theology.
  

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Review: From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Christ

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This book's scholarship and objectivity commands respect, even from fundamentalists who will resist much of what she says. It's not a bashing of Christianity, but a thorough explanation of how the ... Read full review

Review: From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Christ

User Review  - Carolann - Goodreads

Not only a fascinating & informative read but well written. Definitely not the Jesus I learned about in my early catechism classes! Read full review

Contents

The Nature of the Documents
3
The Legacy of Alexander
9
Images of Jesus in the Gospels and Paul
18
Hellenism and Christianity
62
The Idea of Israel
70
Toward a Historical Image of Jesus
94
Jesus of Nazareth
127
Responses to the Resurrection
133
Jesus of Nazareth in Christian Tradition
205
List of Abbreviations
217
Glossary
220
Suggested Reading
224
Bibliography
229
Index of Passages
239
Name Index
249
Subject Index
252

Between the Resurrection and the Parousia
177

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