Jesus according to Paul

Paul's letters are the earliest surviving Christian writings and therefore the earliest documentary evidence for what Jesus's followers knew and said about him. The present volume deals with questions frequently asked about Paul. Did he know Jesus personally? If not, then how much did Paul...

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Main Author: Furnish, Victor Paul 1931-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1993.
Series/Journal:Understanding Jesus today
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Paul Apostle / Jesus Christus
B Paul Apostle / Christology
Further subjects:B Jesus Christ History of doctrines Early church, ca. 30-600
B Bible
B Bible Epistles of Paul Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Bible ; Epistles of Paul ; Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Jesus Christ ; History of doctrines ; Early church, ca. 30-600
B Jesus Christ
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521451932
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Summary:Paul's letters are the earliest surviving Christian writings and therefore the earliest documentary evidence for what Jesus's followers knew and said about him. The present volume deals with questions frequently asked about Paul. Did he know Jesus personally? If not, then how much did Paul know about Jesus, and how did this information come to him? Where in his letters does Paul make use of Jesus's teachings, how does he employ them, and what kind of authority does he accord them? Above all, why does Paul place so much emphasis on Jesus' death and resurrection? How is he able to proclaim these as saving events? Finally, a closing chapter considers how several writings in the Pauline tradition variously continued and altered the apostle's own interpretation of Jesus. Because these Pauline understandings of Jesus have remained so influential across twenty centuries, the more fully they are appreciated the more one is helped in understanding Jesus today.
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
ISBN:0511621329
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511621321