English summary: The fifth volume of Martin Hengel's Selected Writings contains 27 studies which concern Jesus as a person, his works and the four Gospels. These studies were written over a period of 55 years. They focus on the historical Jesus and also deal with the trends in the Gospels and the circumstances surrounding their origins. The studies evolved primarily from lectures given by the author and thus reflect a part of his scholarly development, his arguments and his interests. At the same time they show that the way he deals with philology and history, the question concerning the truth of the Gospel and his opinions of contemporary issues cannot be separated from the author's theological existence, and that it is this interaction which makes his exegetical and theological work so productive. German description: Der funfte Band der Kleinen Schriften von Martin Hengel enthalt in chronologischer Reihenfolge ihrer Entstehung 27 Studien, die die Person und das Wirken Jesu und die vier Evangelien betreffen. Samtliche Beitrage sind durchgesehen und einzelne auch teilweise erganzt. Entstanden sind sie in einem Zeitraum von 45 Jahren. Sie behandeln sowohl besondere, oft umstrittene Texte als auch ubergreifende Probleme und konzentrieren sich dabei auf Jesus selbst, fragen aber auch nach der Tendenz der Evangelien und den Umstanden ihrer Entstehung. Die ersten beiden Untersuchungen entstanden zu einer Zeit, als der Autor noch nicht wusste, ob er aus den opera aliena der Wirtschaft in die wissenschaftliche Theologie zuruckkehren konnte. Dem dritten Beitrag liegt die Probevorlesung bei der Habilitation im Januar 1967 zugrunde, der vierte enthalt die Tubinger Antrittsvorlesung im Mai desselben Jahres, der achte geht auf die Antrittsvorlesung in Erlangen im Mai 1973 zuruck. Diese Studien spiegeln so auch ein Stuck der wissenschaftlichen Entwicklung des Autors, seiner Auseinandersetzungen und Interessen wider, und sie zeigen zugleich, dass strenge philologische und historische Arbeit, die Frage nach der Wahrheit des Evangeliums und die Stellungnahme zu brennenden Zeitfragen sich von der etheologischen Existenz' des Verfassers nicht trennen lassen, sondern stets in einem inneren Bezug zu dieser stehen. Nur durch diese enge Verbindung wird exegetische und theologische Arbeit in gegenseitiger Wechselwirkung fruchtbar.
Who is Jesus? This is the fundamental question for christology. The earliest Christians used various titles, most of them drawn from the Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures, to express their faith in Jesus. They called him prophet, teacher, Messiah, Son of David, Son of Man, Lord, Son of God, Word of God, and occasionally even God. In Who Is Jesus? Thomas Rausch, S.J., focuses on the New Testament's rich variety of christologies. Who Is Jesus? covers the three quests for the historical Jesus, the methods for retrieving the historical Jesus, the Jewish background, the Jesus movement, his preaching and ministry, death and resurrection, the various New Testament christologies, and the development of christological doctrine from the New Testament period to the Council of Chalcedon. Chapters are The Three Quests for the Historical Jesus," *Methodological Considerations, - *The Jewish Background, - *Jesus and His Movement, - *The Preaching and Ministry of Jesus, - *The Death of Jesus, - *God Raised Him from the Dead, - *New Testament Christologies, - *From the New Testament to Chalcedon, - *Sin and Salvation, - and *A Contemporary Approach to Soteriology. - Thomas P. Rausch, SJ, PhD, is the T. Marie Chilton Professor of Catholic Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. A specialist in ecclesiology, ecumenism, and the theology of the priesthood, he has published eight books including the award-winning Catholicism at the Dawn of the Third Millennium, The College Student's Introduction to Theology, andReconciling Faith and Reason: Apologists, Evangelists, and Theologians in a Divided Church, published by Liturgical Press. "
Die Broschüre „Jesus Christus - Jesus Christ“ ist in Deutsch und Englisch verfasst, um auch Flüchtlinge zu erreichen. Sie ist eine Ermutigung für jeden, der Glauben wagen und Gottes Wort kennen lernen möchte. Durch Bild-Impressionen und Bibelworte wird dieses Anliegen unterstützt. This booklet „Jesus Christus - Jesus Christ“ is written in German and English in order to accessible to refugees, too. It is an encouragement for anyone that wants to live by faith and wants to know more of Gods word. This book combines artwork and scripture to communicate this desire.
This useful and practical book provides the college student, seminarian, church study group, and interested lay person with a much-needed introductory guide on the "how" (method) and the "what" (message) of Jesus' teachings. In this revised edition, Robert Stein updates his classic work, adds a new bibliography, and introduces use of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, bringing this important text to a new generation of students.
In contrast to many studies of New Testament ethics, which treat the New Testament in general and Paul in particular, this book focuses on the person of Jesus himself. Richard Burridge maintains that imitating Jesus means following both his words -- which are very demanding ethical teachings -- and his deeds and example of being inclusive and accepting of everyone. Burridge carefully and systematically traces that combination of rigorous ethical instruction and inclusive community through the letters of Paul and the four Gospels, treating specific ethical issues pertaining to each part of Scripture. The book culminates with a chapter on apartheid as an ethical challenge to reading the New Testament; using South Africa as a contemporary case study enables Burridge to highlight and further apply his previous discussion and conclusions.
Presents evidence and information, aside from the Christian scriptures, on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Features excerpts in Roman correspondence and the early Christian writings known as the "New Testament Apocrypha.".
Ben Witherington III offers a comprehensive assessment of what scholars such as John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, Burton Mack and the Jesus Seminar are really saying about Jesus.
In this highly interdisciplinary work, linguist Anna Wierzbicka casts new light on the words of Jesus by taking her well-known semantic theory of "universal human concepts"- concepts which are intuitively understandable and self-explanatory across languages-and bringing it to bear on Jesus' parables and the Sermon on the Mount. Her approach results in strikingly novel interpretations of the Gospels. Written in dialogue with other biblical commentators, What Did Jesus Mean? is both scholarly rigorous yet accessible.
The Relationship between John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth combines socio-historical and exegetical criticism to examine and evaluate the influence of John the Baptist on Jesus. It offers a fresh look at the evidence and introduces relationship between John and Jesus before it became enshrined in doctrine and ritual.
Including a range of materials dating from the nineteenth century to the present, this comprehensive collection brings together the essential research into the historical reality of Jesus the man, his teachings, and the acts and events ascribed to him that comprise the foundational story of one of the world's central religions. br br The set features a substantial new introduction by the editor in the first volume and a full index in the last, and provides work covering all of the key aspects of the field, including the recent discussions concerning anti-Semitism in early Christianity, and the political and ideological filtering of the Jesus story through the Roman empire and beyond.
In this seminal work, an attorney puts Jesus on trial, explaining to Jews, Christians and the theologically curious; why Jesus did not qualify as the Jewish messiah; why believing in Jesus cuts Jews off from G-d forever in the World To Come; how the Christian Bible has strategically mistranslated key verses in the "Old Testament" to shoehorn Jesus into the text." This compelling new book calls "unorthodox" Jews back to Torah Judaism. Black, White and Read Publishing.
This depiction of Jesus as a charismatic teacher and prophet compares him with other philosophers and visionaries of his time and analyzes his usage of parables and proverbs.
An accessible guide through the growing maze of literature and research on Jesus. Examines issues in contemporary Jesus research and looks at the potential of current research for helping rethink Jesus' identity and the implications for the reader and the church.
Drawing upon ten years of research experience, the master scholar James D. G. Dunn presents a book on a major issue in the study of Christian origins: what were the attitudes toward Jewish law within earliest Christianity? This volume not only gathers the author's significant contributions to date but also includes new material. Divided into nine parts, it is set in the wider context of a living dialogue and debate. The introduction maps out Dunn's extensive work in Pauline and Markan studies. The final chapter, "The Theology of Galatians," serves as a summary of Dunn's current position on Paul and the law and brings the volume to a convincing conclusion.
Current scholarship in the study of ancient Christianity is now available to nonspecialists through this collection of essays on anti-Judaism in the New Testament and in New Testament interpretation. While academic writing can be obscure and popular writing can be uncritical, this group of experts has striven to write as simply and clearly as possible on topics that have been hotly contested. The essays are arranged around the historical figures and canonical texts that matter most to Christian communities and whose interpretation has fed the negative characterizations of Jews and Judaism. A select annotated bibliography also gives suggestions for further reading. This book should be an excellent resource for academic courses as well as adult study groups.
"The Proclamation of Jesus" seeks to place Jesus in the context of first-century Palestinian Judaism. The essence of his preaching, the kingdom of God, and the place of purity in his teaching and activities are given careful consideration.
Conservative and liberal theologians engage each other in this provocative collection of essays, discussing the place of faith, the nature of history, the character of literary texts, and the purpose of theology. Original.
Explores the religious experiences of Jesus, Paul, and the early church with special emphasis on the Holy Spirit and charismatic experiences.