The Cambridge Companion to Jesus

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Markus Bockmuehl
Cambridge University Press, Nov 8, 2001 - Religion - 311 pages
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This Companion's starting point is the realization that Jesus of Nazareth cannot be studied purely as a subject of ancient history, or as "a man like any other man". History, literature, theology and the dynamic of a living, worldwide religious reality appropriately impinge on the study of Jesus. This book therefore incorporates the most up-to-date historical work on Jesus with the "larger issues" of critical method--the story of Christian faith and study, as well as Jesus in a global church and in the encounter with Judaism and Islam.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Jesus of history
9
Context family and formation
11
Jesus and his Judaism
25
Jesus and his God
41
Message and miracles
56
Friends and enemies
72
Crucifixion
87
The quest for the real Jesus
156
Many gospels one Jesus?
170
The Christ of the Old and New Testaments
184
Jesus in Christian doctrine
200
A history of faith in Jesus
220
The global Jesus
237
Jerusalem after Jesus
250
The future of Jesus Christ
265

Resurrection
102
The history of Jesus
119
Sources and methods
121
Quests for the historical Jesus
138

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About the author (2001)

Markus Bockmuehl is Reader in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. He is the author of Revelation and Mystery in Ancient Judaism and Pauline Christianity (1990), This Jesus: Martyr, Lord, Messiah (1994), The Epistle to the Philippians (1997), and Jewish Law in Gentile Churches: Halakhah and the Beginning of Christian Public Ethics (2000).