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The Confrontational Wit of Jesus : Christian Humanism and the Moral Imagination.

Author: Catherine M Wallace
Publisher: Eugene : Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2016.
Series: Confronting fundamentalism.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Jesus did not die to save us from God. He died because the Romans did not tolerate charismatic teachers who attracted a lively following. Jesus attracted that following through his personal compassion, his confrontational inclusivity, and his skill in using laughter as a nonviolent weapon of mass disruption. The Gospel authors picked up Jesus' witty techniques. They adeptly parodied the literary conventions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Humor
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Wallace, Catherine M.
Confrontational Wit of Jesus : Christian Humanism and the Moral Imagination.
Eugene : Wipf and Stock Publishers, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine M Wallace
ISBN: 9781498228909 1498228909
OCLC Number: 982018972
Description: 1 online resource (182 pages).
Contents: Pages:1 to 25; Pages:26 to 50; Pages:51 to 75; Pages:76 to 100; Pages:101 to 125; Pages:126 to 150; Pages:151 to 175; Pages:176 to 182.
Series Title: Confronting fundamentalism.

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Jesus did not die to save us from God. He died because the Romans did not tolerate charismatic teachers who attracted a lively following. Jesus attracted that following through his personal compassion, his confrontational inclusivity, and his skill in using laughter as a nonviolent weapon of mass disruption. The Gospel authors picked up Jesus' witty techniques. They adeptly parodied the literary conventions of heroic biography, laying out ""the kingdom of God"" in a point-for-point contrast with the empire of Caesar Augustus. Most of this contrast was Jewish Prophetic Rant, Standard Edition: t.

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