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From Jesus to Christ : the origins of the New Testament images of Jesus

Author: Paula Fredriksen
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1988.
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How did Jesus of Nazareth become the Christ of the Christian tradition? And why did the early Christian communities develop different theological images of Jesus? In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen answers these questions by placing the various canonical images of Jesus within their historical contexts. She provides fascinating insights into the content of Jesus' ministry, the circumstances of his crucifixion,  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jésus-Christ
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Fredriksen
ISBN: 0300040180 9780300040180 0300048645 9780300048643
OCLC Number: 17300550
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xii, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The World of the New Testament --
The Nature of the Documents --
The Legacy of Alexander --
Hellenistic Paganism --
Hellenistic Judaism --
Images of Jesus in the Gospels and Paul --
John: The Stranger from Heaven --
Luke/Acts: The Messiah of the Gentiles --
Matthew: The Christ of the Scriptures --
Mark: The Secret Messiah --
Paul: The Christ of the Parousia --
Hellenism and Christianity --
The World of Judaism, 65 --
The Idea of Israel --
The Biblical View of the Past --
The Expectation of Redemption: Restoration Theology --
Palestinian Judaism in the Time of Jesus --
Toward a Historical Image of Jesus --
The First Reading --
The Second Reading --
Jesus of Nazareth --
The Christs of the Churches --
Responses to the Resurrection --
The Kerygma of the Early Mission --
Jewish Persecutions of the Early Mission --
The Apostle to the Gentiles --
Between the Resurrection and the Parousia --
Mark: The End of the Age and the Birth of the Past --
The Later Synoptic Gospels: Establishing the Present --
John: The Eternal Word --
Jesus of Nazareth in Christian Tradition.
Responsibility: Paula Fredriksen.

Abstract:

How did Jesus of Nazareth become the Christ of the Christian tradition? And why did the early Christian communities develop different theological images of Jesus? In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen answers these questions by placing the various canonical images of Jesus within their historical contexts. She provides fascinating insights into the content of Jesus' ministry, the circumstances of his crucifixion, and the social and religious problems facing the earliest churches. - Back cover.

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The nature of the documents -- The legacy of Alexander -- Hellenistic Paganism -- Hellenistic Judaism -- Images of Jesus in the Gospels and Paul -- John: The stranger from heaven -- Luke/Acts: The messiah of the gentiles -- Matthew: the Christ of the scriptures -- Mark: the secret messiah -- Paul: the Christ of the Parousia -- Hellenism and Christianity -- The idea of Israel -- The biblical view of the past -- The expectation of redemption: restoration theology -- Palestinian Judaism in the time of Jesus -- Toward a historical image of Jesus -- The first reading -- The second reading -- Jesus of Nazareth -- Responses to the resurrection -- The kerygma of the early mission -- Jewish persecutions of the early mission -- The apostle to the gentiles -- Between the resurrection and the Parousia -- Mark: the end of the age and the birth of the past -- The later synoptic gospels: establishing the present -- John: the eternal word -- Jesus of Nazareth in Christian tradition -- List of abbreviations -- Glossary -- Suggested reading -- Bibliography -- Index of passages -- Name index -- Subject index.

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