The Message and Ministry of Jesus: An Introductory Textbook

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Pub. Date: 1996-10-24
Publisher(s): UPA
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Summary

This book presents an introduction to the ministry and message of Jesus by combining topical and chronological approaches. Topics discussed include: highlights of the words and teachings of Jesus and the main events of his ministry; background information on Judaism to aid in understanding the context of Jesus' words and actions; main issues and debates in the research of the historical Jesus; the most important ancient documents that help in understanding the Gospels (the Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi Scrolls, Talmud, and Josephus).

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Plans
List of Tables
Abbreviations
Preface
Geography and History of Palestinep. 1
Jewish Institutionsp. 23
Jewish Sectsp. 35
Sources for the Life of Jesus Outside the Canonical Gospelsp. 53
The Infancy Narrativesp. 65
Jesus' Youth in the Light of Archaeologyp. 79
John the Baptist, Jesus' Baptism and Temptationp. 89
The Galilean Ministryp. 101
The Parablesp. 115
The Sermon on the Mountp. 133
The Miracles of Jesusp. 147
Jesus' Teaching Methodsp. 165
The Early Judean Ministryp. 177
The Lucan Travel Narrativep. 191
The Synoptic Gospelsp. 201
The Apocryphal Gospelsp. 215
Jerusalem: Geography and Sociologyp. 227
The Triumphal Entry and Temple Cleansingp. 239
The Disputes in the Templep. 249
The Eschatological Discoursep. 263
From the Plot to Kill Jesus to the Arrestp. 273
The Arrest and Trial of Jesusp. 287
The Death and Burial of Jesusp. 305
The Resurrectionp. 317
Epilogue: The Living Lordp. 333
Glossaryp. 335
Indicesp. 337
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