This fascinating book makes the results of a lifetime of scholarship readily available to nonspecialists who want to meet the historical Jesus. Eminent biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan collaborates with pastor Richard G. Watts to rediscover the life, the work, and the message of the Man from Galilee.
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. "
Finally, an introduction to the New Testament for everyone! Focusing on the most basic Christian message, Who Is Jesus? Why Is He Important? leads readers step-by-step through the entire New Testament. One of the world's leading authorities on Scripture, Father Harrington artfully synthesizes the best of contemporary scholarship, placing it in dialogue with deeply personal and pastoral concerns. No matter how familiar you are with the New Testament--from beginner to professional--this is a reliable guide that seeks honest answers to complex questions.
Who is Jesus? Is He God, as the church has claimed for nearly two thousand years? Or is He just a good man? J. V. Fesko takes a close look at Jesus's "I am" claims in the gospel of John and guides us to a better understanding of who Jesus is. Jesus, the author says, conducted His ministry clothed in His "coat of Old Testament colors" made, in God's providence, of the promises, prophecies, themes, and ideas that foretold of the Messiah. Jesus's claims of deity reveal that He is the great I AM, the name God revealed to Moses at the burning bush. In this book with study questions, suitable for individual or group study, Fesko views the "I am" sayings of Jesus through the perspective of the Old Testament, and we come to see Him in His biblical glory as God in the flesh, who dwelled among men to seek and to save those who were lost.
A famed historian once noted that, regardless of what you think of him personally, Jesus Christ stands as the central figure in the history of Western civilization. A man violently rejected by some and passionately worshipped by others, Jesus remains as polarizing as ever. But most people still know very little about who he really was, why he was really here, or what he really claimed. Intended as a succinct introduction to Jesus’s life, words, and enduring significance, Who Is Jesus? offers non-Christians and new Christians alike a compelling portrait of Jesus Christ. Ultimately, this book encourages readers to carefully consider the history-shaping life and extraordinary teachings of the greatest man who ever lived. Download the free study guide at crossway.org/WhoIsJesus.
In this cutting-edge collection of essays, an extraordinary and diverse group of biblical scholars, theologians, and ethicists from around the world offer perspectives on topics such as the New Testament portraits of Jesus of Nazareth and their reception history; interpretative efforts to understand the central claim that Christ became human; the consequences of the incarnation for our understanding of the variegated nature of humankind (i.e. what is the "body" into which Christ incarnated?); and the impact of Christ's humanity on the transformation of the human world.
For over 2,000 years, people have grappled with this all-important question. This program is designed to help students and young adults discover the truth about Jesus for themselves. Dr. Del Tackett is assisted by Lee Strobel, Gary Habermas and others as he intelligently explores Jesus's ancestry and prophetic mission.
IS JESUS WHO HE SAID HE WAS? Some say he was just a man; others claim he was the Son of God. Historian Darrell Bock tests the authenticity of Jesus’ claims against the rules of history to find out if he truly is the Christ of Faith. This reader-friendly book examines twelve events, sayings, and teachings of Jesus, using ten well-accepted historical rules. Pull up a chair, engage in the conversation, and discover how fascinating the discussion of the historical Jesus can be.
Jesus Christ in English ... Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew. Jesus is His Name, and Christ (Messiah) is His Title. Every book in the Bible mysteriously points toward Him. Israel was removed from the Land when they rejected Him, and Israel has been brought back into the Land to witness His return. His past is our past and His future is our future ... The question is, "Who IS Jesus Christ?" In this book we will find Jesus Christ (Messiah of Israel) is revealed to us through many remarkable prophecies, descriptions, and titles. These will unlock a mystery telling us exactly who He is. In summary, the answer to the "good question" will take your breath away!
In this compelling and informative new book, trusted author and pastor Rev. Darrell W. Johnson explores how the New Testament answers life's most important question: Who is Jesus? Drawing on years of teaching and preaching experience and weaving insightful stories from his own ministry, Johnson guides readers through selected passages of Scripture in order to paint a portrait of Jesus that is both contemporary and timeless. Darrell W. Johnson is senior minister of First Baptist Church in Vancouver. Before joining First Baptist in 2009, he was associate professor of pastoral theology at Regent College in Vancouver. He served as an adjunct professor of preaching for Fuller Theological Seminary and is the author of several books, including Discipleship on the Edge and Fifty-Seven Words That Change the World.
- How could Jesus have preexisted his conception and birth? - What does the incarnation really mean? - How important is the virgin birth? - Would it have been possible for Jesus to sin? - Could Christianity get along without the cross? - Why should I believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus? - What is Jesus doing for me now? Dr. Bruce Demarest answers these and many other questions relating to Jesus Christ, the God-Man. He shows that the truths the Bible teaches about Jesus are much more than theoretical or theological concerns. They are basic to the Christian faithÑbasic to your own faith.
These days most people will grant that Jesus Christ was a great teacher who lived in a corner of the old Roman empire. Most also welcome his teachings as a sound basis for civilization. But what difference does that make now? Why has a whole religion been built on this person? What did he actually say and do? And how can we trust the written records about him? This fast-moving, highly readable book introduces Jesus of Nazareth honestly and openly, with no prior knowledge assumed. Michael Green is the highly respected author of more than fifty books. He has been Principal of St. John's College, Nottingham, Rector to St. Aldate's Church Oxford, and Professor of Evangelism and New Testament at Regent College, Vancouver. He now serves as Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University.
This lovely book is full of interesting information and beautiful illustrations for children to learn everything about Jesus - his life, his land and his time. Some of the many fun and interesting questions this book answers include: Who were Jesus' grandparents? What was his house like? What did Jesus' disciples wear, and what did they eat? What did the Jerusalem Temple look like? What kind of fish did Peter catch in the Sea of Galilee? How did people pray back then? Why were Romans in the land of Jesus? What kind of tress grew along the roads that Jesus walked?
Keck clarifies the difference between the way Jesus is presented in the gospels and the way critical historians portray him. He then looks at Jesus as a first-century Jew, conscious of the difficulty and importance of recovering Jesus' particular form of Jewishness. He then considers how Jesus' mission was energised by his grasp of the kingdom of God, contending that Jesus clearly expressed a conviction that God's definitive reign was impending and would transform the lives of those who responded affirmatively to his message. He goes on to probe the meaning of the crucifixion of Jesus, in light of the biblical understanding of God's holiness, a theme largely neglected today. He concludes by looking at Jesus' role in the moral life of the Christian community.
A rhyming text consisting of questions to Jesus about what he was like, his responses, and scriptural references to support the answers.
No person in history has provoked more difference of opinion than Jesus of Nazareth. Some say He was a cunning fraud, while others say He must have been out of His mind. In many cases, His story is altered to suit people's agendas. While there are many ideas about Jesus, to truly understand Him, we must go to the Bible. In this booklet, Dr. R.C. Sproul presents a compelling portrait of Christ as the Son of God as he examines the biblical account. The Crucial Questions booklet series by Dr. R.C. Sproul offers succinct answers to important questions often asked by Christians and thoughtful inquirers.
Jesus promised He would come again to take us to be with Him to a place He has prepared for us, and scripture states it is an incredible place and life He has for us, beyond our comprehension. We can begin to experience this abundant life and walk in these Kingdom blessings here and now. As we allow the Holy Spirit to work in us, to lead, convict, teach and empower us to live for Christ – we will be prepared for His coming. The real question is not when is He coming, but who is He coming for and will I be among those He receives to Himself? Concerning these end times and His coming, Jesus said though we wouldn’t know the exact hour or day, but that we are to be looking for the signs of His coming – to watch, pray and be ready for Him to come at any moment. As we watch, pray, and then do whatever He asks us to do, we will be ready for His coming or our going to be with Him, whichever comes first. The Bride has made herself ready! He is coming to take a prepared people to a prepared place, so what does it mean to be ready? In light of the possible imminent return of Jesus, what manner of persons ought we to be/how would we want to be found by Him? What sort of Bride does Jesus desire/deserve and will He accept? Who is He soon coming for? A Passionate Bride – not cold or lukewarm but deeply in love with and devoted to Him; one looking and longing for His coming, preparing for His arrival, and desiring only to spend every minute in His presence. It is the essence and key to everything we are and do for the Lord. Everything comes down to loving God and others.
For each of 66 names and attributes of Jesus, you'll find a ten-word summary, a longer description, a listing of key verses, and a practical application.