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Jesus and the Gospels An Introduction to Gospel Literature and Jesus Studies

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ISBN-10: 0534635040

ISBN-13: 9780534635046

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jarl E. Fossum, Phillip Munoa

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JESUS AND THE GOSPELS introduces students to the study of the life and teachings of Jesus through the study of Gospel literature. Providing a concise and accessible synthesis of major themes and scholarship in the field, this text examines both canonical and non-canonical Gospels and discusses all the major critical approaches.
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Book details

List price: $149.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels
The Gospel and the Gospels
The Term Gospel
Canonical and Apocryphal Gospels
The Question of Genre
Evidence for Jesus
Did Jesus Even Exist?
Non-Christian Literary Evidence
Archaeological Evidence
Jesus and Modern Scholarship
The Historical Jesus Enterprise
The Old Quest for the Historical Jesus
No Quest for the Historical Jesus
The New Quest for the Historical Jesus
The Third Quest for the Historical Jesus
The Third Quest Dissidents
Studying the Gospels
Textual Criticism
What Was in the Original Gospel Text?
Materials of Textual Criticism
Methods of Textual Criticism
An Exercise in Textual Criticism: Mark 1:1
Source Criticism
How Are the Gospels Related?
The Question of Priority
The Minor Agreements
Matthew's and Luke's Additional Source
The Q Source
Redaction Criticism
Matthew, Mark, and Luke as Editors
Examples
Form Criticism
Before the Gospels
Form Criticism
Criteria of Authenticity
Form Critical Analysis of Some Passages
Tradition Criticism
Which Account Is Original?
Tradition Criticism of the Lord's Prayer
Tradition Criticism of the Sermon(s) on the Mount (Plain)
Tradition Criticism of the Parable of the Wedding Feast/Great Banquet
The Canonical Gospels
The Gospel according to Mark
Introductory Questions
The Theology of Mark
The Secret Gospel according to Mark
The Gospel according to Matthew
Introductory Questions
The Theology of Matthew
The Gospel according to Luke
Introductory Questions
The Theology of Luke
Theological Purpose
The Gospel according to John
Introductory Questions
The Theology of John
The Background of John
The Noncanonical Gospels
The Gospel according to Thomas
A Sayings Gospel
The Authorship and Provenance of the Gospel according to Thomas
The Sources of the Gospel according to Thomas
Other Jewish-Christian Gospels
The History of Jewish Christians
Jewish-Christian Gospels
Jesus and His World
The Major Religious Groups
The Religious Situation of Jesus' Day
The Social-Political Situation of Jesus' Day
The Sadducees
The Pharisees
The Essenes
The Qumran Sect
The Herodians
The Fourth Philosophy and Jewish Resistance Groups
Samaritans
The People of the Land
John the Baptist
The Ambiguity of John the Baptist
John and the Gospels
The Historical John the Baptist
Jesus and His Life
The Nativity and Childhood Legends
The Early Years of Jesus
The Genealogy of Jesus
The Virgin Birth of Jesus
The Magi and the Star
The Persecution of Male Children
Bethlehem and Nazareth
Passion Narrative
A Distinctive Narrative
The Entry into Jerusalem
The "Cleansing" of the Temple
The Last Supper
The Apprehension of Jesus
The Interrogation
Jesus before Pilate
Barabbas and the Cross
The Crucifixion
Easter and After
The Resurrection of Jesus
The Post-Resurrection Appearances
The Empty Tomb
Jesus and the Women
According to the Scriptures
Jesus and His Teachings
Jesus and the Kingdom of God
The Message of Jesus
The Future Kingdom
The Present Kingdom
Jesus and the Parables
Jesus and Parables
Allegory
Parable
The Parables of the Wicked Husbandmen and the Sower
Jesus and the Miracles
Miracles in the Ancient World
Defining Miracle in the Gospels
Types of Miracles Performed by Jesus
Jesus and the Law
The Sermon on the Mount
Love and the Law
The Problem of the Sermon: A Survey of Interpretations
Jesus on Jesus
Who Did Jesus Think He Was?
The Messiah
The Son of God
The Son of David
The Servant of God
The Son of Man
Maps
Glossary
Bibliography of Primary Sources
Bibliography of Secondary Sources
Indexes
Abbreviations