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Gospels and Jesus

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ISBN-10: 0199246165

ISBN-13: 9780199246168

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Graham N. Stanton

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Jesus of Nazareth and the four New Testament gospels continue to fascinate people from many cultural and religious backgrounds. Who was Jesus? Are Christian claims about him supported by solid historical evidence? How reliable are the evangelists' portraits of Jesus which were written some fifty years after his crucifixion? These questions can be explored only on the basis of a sound grasp of the intentions and methods of the four evangelists. Professor Stanton insists that theevangelists are concerned with both the story and the significance of Jesus of Nazareth. Part I of this book examines the distinctive emphases of all four evangelists and discusses the apocryphal gospels, with special…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Graham Stanton is Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge.

From the Gospels to Jesus
What is a gospel?
Mark's gospel: The way of Jesus
Matthew's gospel: The way of righteousness
Luke's gospel: God's way triumphs
John's gospel: 'I am the way'
Why four gospels?
Jesus in Gospel tradition What do we know about Jesus of Nazareth?
Assessing the evidence
John the Baptist
Prophet and teacher
The Kingdom of God
Parables and aphorisms
Miracles and exorcisms
Messiah, Son of God, Son of Man
Conflict
The last days
Who was Jesus of Nazareth?
Bibliography
Index of passages cited
General index