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Jesus through the centuries : his place in the history of culture

Author: Jaroslav Pelikan
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©1985.
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Pelikan discusses how each age created Jesus in its own image, discovering in his life and teachings the answers to fundamental questions of human existence and destiny. Studying the images of Jesus cherished by successive ages - from rabbi in the first century to universal man in the Renaissance to liberator in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - Pelikan suggests that the way a particular age depicted Jesus is  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.; Jésus-Christ; Jésus-Christ
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaroslav Pelikan
ISBN: 0300034962 9780300034967
OCLC Number: 11916795
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xvi, 270 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The good, the true, the beautiful --
The rabbi --
The turning point of history --
The light of the gentiles --
The king of kings --
The cosmic Christ --
The son of man --
The true image --
Christ crucified --
The monk who rules the world --
The bridegroom of the soul --
The divine and human model --
The universal man --
The mirror of the eternal --
The prince of peace --
The teacher of common sense --
The poet of the spirit --
The liberator --
The man who belongs to the world
Responsibility: Jaroslav Pelikan.

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Pelikan discusses how each age created Jesus in its own image, discovering in his life and teachings the answers to fundamental questions of human existence and destiny. Studying the images of Jesus cherished by successive ages - from rabbi in the first century to universal man in the Renaissance to liberator in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - Pelikan suggests that the way a particular age depicted Jesus is an essential key to understanding that era.--desc. from illus. ed.

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