Cantitate/Preț
Produs

Jesus: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

De (autor)
Notă GoodReads:
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 28 Jul 2011

Two billion people today identify as Christians, with the implication that Jesus is the focus of their relationship with God, and their way of living in the world. Such followers of Jesus are now more numerous and make up a greater proportion of the world's population than ever before. Despite its decline in the West, Christianity is rapidly increasing in areas such as Africa and China. Richard Bauckham explores the historical figure of Jesus, evaluating the sources and concluding that they provide us with good historical evidence for his life and teaching. In order to place Jesus in his proper historical context, as a Jew from Galilee in the early first century of our era, Bauckham looks at Jewish religion and society in the land of Israel under Roman rule. He explores Jesus' symbolic practices as well as his teachings, looks at his public career and emphasises how hisactions, such as healing and his association with notorious sinners, were just as important as his words.Bauckham shows that Jesus was devoted to the God of Israel, with a special focus on God's fatherly love and compassion, and like every Jewish teacher he expounded the Torah, but did so in his own distinctive way. With a discussion about the way Jesus understood himself and what finally led to his death as a criminal on a Roman cross, he concludes by considering the significance Jesus has come to have for Christian faith worldwide.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Citește tot Restrânge

Din seria Very Short Introductions

Preț: 5433 lei

Preț vechi: 5947 lei
-9%

Puncte Express: 81

Preț estimativ în valută:
1046 1106$ 880£

Carte disponibilă

Livrare economică 28 mai-03 iunie
Livrare express 24-28 mai pentru 1753 lei

Preluare comenzi: 021 569.72.76

Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780199575275
ISBN-10: 0199575274
Pagini: 144
Ilustrații: c. 11 black and white halftones
Dimensiuni: 111 x 171 x 9 mm
Greutate: 0.12 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Seria Very Short Introductions

Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom

Recenzii

Bauckman offers a fresh and significantly new methodological angle on the life, ministry and portrayals of Jesus in the four canonical Gospels. ... Chapter by chapter Bauckman's methodological lens sheds new light on a variety of themes and topics in the Gospels. ... I find it difficult to come up with substantial criticism of this book.
Where the book soars is in Bauckman's introduction to Jesus as a historical figure ... there is a very good possibility that this becomes a standard text in university courses on Jesus and Christianity
This book is a very good introduction to Jesus as portrayed in the New Testament, with an impressive amount of scholarship in small space, that sheds light on some of the texts and stories which are often read with little appreciation of their contextual richness.

Notă biografică

Richard Bauckham was Professor of New Testament and Bishop Wardlaw Professor at the University of St Andrews. He has written many books including Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, which won the 2007 Book Award in Biblical Studies from Christianity Today and The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple: Narrative, History, and Theology in the Gospel of John (2007). He has also written numerous articles and is recognized as a world authority on the NewTestament.