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The historical figure of Jesus

Author: E P Sanders
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presenting a cogent and balanced view of Jesus as a person, a theologian examines different interpretations of Jesus's aims and teachings, discussing the disciples' role in Christianity's success.
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Genre/Form: Sources
Named Person: Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E P Sanders
ISBN: 0140144994 9780140144994
OCLC Number: 32858459
Notes: Originally published: London ; New York : Penguin Press, 1993.
Description: xiii, 337 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: An outline of Jesus' life --
Political setting --
Judaism as a religion --
External sources --
The problems of the primary sources --
Two contexts --
The setting and method of Jesus' ministry --
The beginning of Jesus' ministry --
Miracles --
The coming of the kingdom --
The kingdom : Israel, Gentiles and individuals --
The kingdom : reversal of values and ethical perfectionism --
Contention and opposition in Galilee --
Jesus' view of his role in God's plan --
Jesus' last week --
Epilogue : the resurrection.
Responsibility: E.P. Sanders.

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