The Cambridge Companion to Jesus
Edited by Markus Bockmuehl
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Cambridge Companion to Jesus by Markus Bockmuehl
Book DescriptionThis Companion takes as its starting point the realization that Jesus of Nazareth cannot be studied purely as a subject of ancient history, 'a man like any other man'. History, literature, theology and the dynamic of a living, worldwide religious reality, all appropriately impinge on the study of Jesus. The two parts of the book roughly correspond to the interdependent tasks of historical description and critical and theological reflection. It incorporates the most up-to-date historical work on Jesus the Jew with the 'bigger issues' of critical method, the story of Christian faith and study, and Jesus in a global church and in the encounter with Judaism and Islam. Written by seventeen leading international scholars, the book encourages students of the historical Jesus to discover the vital contribution of theology, and students of doctrine to engage the Christ of faith as Jesus the first-century Jew.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521796781
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Markus Bockmuehl
Paradise in Antiquity, Paperback (May 2013)
The essays in this volume highlight the multiple perspectives on Paradise from Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins to Augustine and rabbinic literature.
Redemption and Resistance, Paperback (July 2009)
Offers a discussion of Messianism as a topic of political and religious commitment and controversy. This book serves as a contribution to the history of ancient Judaism and Christianity, of the complex and often problematic relationship between them, and of the conflicting loyalties.
Epistle to the Philippians, Paperback (June 2006)» View all books by Markus Bockmuehl
Offers a critical engagement with several of the different approaches to Pauline interpretation, including questions of rhetoric and social convention. This commentary relates an understanding of the letter's first century impact to the wider concerns of Christian theology.
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Author Biography - Markus Bockmuehl
Markus Bockmuehl is Reader in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. He is the author of Revelation and Mystery in Ancient Judaism and Pauline Christianity (1990), This Jesus: Martyr, Lord, Messiah (1994), The Epistle to the Philippians (1997), and Jewish Law in Gentile Churches: Halakhah and the Beginning of Christian Public Ethics (2000).
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