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Jesus : a profile

Author: Alan Watson
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What kind of man was Jesus Christ? A close examination of the Gospels in their historic and religious context, Alan Watson argues, reveals St. Mark's text as the most plausible account of how Jesus saw himself and how he was perceived by his contemporaries. Finding in Mark that Jesus felt himself beyond the law, basically apolitical, hostile to dogma, and deliberately incomprehensible to his followers and enemies,  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Watson
ISBN: 0820319708 9780820319704
OCLC Number: 37560019
Description: xi, 180 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Alan Watson.

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What kind of man was Jesus Christ? The author of this book argues that a close examination of the Gospels in their historic and religious context reveals St. Mark's text as the most plausible account  Read more...

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