Four portraits, one Jesus: a survey of Jesus and the Gospels

Introduction to the four Gospels. What are the Gospels? -- Exploring the origin and nature of the Gospels: Historical-critical methods of Gospel research -- Reading and hearing the Gospel stories: Literary-critical methods of Gospel Research -- The setting of the Gospels. The historical setting of t...

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Main Author: Strauss, Mark L. 1959-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Grand Rapids, Mich Zondervan ©2007
Reviews:[Rezension von: Strauss, Mark L., 1959-, Four portraits, one Jesus] (2010) (Stenschke, Christoph W., 1966 - )
Further subjects:B Bible. Gospels Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Christology
B Bible
B Jesus Christ
B Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Jesus Christ Person and offices
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Summary:Introduction to the four Gospels. What are the Gospels? -- Exploring the origin and nature of the Gospels: Historical-critical methods of Gospel research -- Reading and hearing the Gospel stories: Literary-critical methods of Gospel Research -- The setting of the Gospels. The historical setting of the Gospels -- The religious setting: first-century Judaism -- The social and cultural setting of the Gospels -- The four Gospels: Proclaiming and interpreting the story of Jesus. Mark: The Gospel of the suffering son of God -- Matthew: The Gospel of the Messiah -- Luke: The Gospel of the Savior of the world -- John: The Gospel of the Son who reveals the Father -- The historical Jesus. Searching for the real Jesus -- The historical reliability of the Gospels -- The contours and chronology of Jesus' ministry -- Jesus' birth and childhood -- The Beginning of Jesus' ministry -- The message of Jesus -- The miracles of Jesus -- The Messianic words and actions of Jesus -- The death of Jesus -- The resurrection of Jesus.
To Christian believers, the Gospels record the "greatest story ever told," the events of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, the Messiah. They narrate the climax and turning point in human history, when God acted decisively to achieve salvation for people everywhere. To study the Gospels is to study the foundation of Christianity. Even to those who do not follow Jesus as their Lord, the Gospels serve as the primary source documents for the most influential life ever lived. Jesus of Nazareth has been the topic of more books, movies, discussions and debates than any person in history. But who was this man Jesus, and how did his movement begin? In this textbook we will examine the nature and content of the four Gospels, the primary source documents for the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. Where did these books come from? What was their purpose? What can they tell us about Jesus? These are the questions we will seek to answer
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:031022697X