Jesus the Riddler
The Power of Ambiguity in the Gospels
By (author) Tom Thatcher
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Jesus the Riddler by Tom Thatcher
Book DescriptionAs most readers of the New Testament know, the words of Jesus are often spoken in riddles--in parables and other sayings that were and continue to be difficult to understand. In Jesus the Riddler, Tom Thatcher explains that Jesus may have been intentionally ambiguous, using riddles to establish his authority as a teacher and to encourage his followers to think more deeply about the nature of truth. Jesus' riddles, like riddles across many cultures, potentially refer to many different things, and they challenge those who hear them to decode the meaning the riddler intends. Figuring out the riddles in which Jesus spoke requires a depth of faith and close attention to the words of the gospel. With text boxes and other helpful features, this book guides readers through discerning these puzzling and important words.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780664226404
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Tom Thatcher
Engaging with C. H. Dodd on the Gospel of John, Hardback (August 2013)
Reflects upon and looks beyond the pioneering scholarship of C. H. Dodd, charting a course for future research on John.
What We Have Heard from the Beginning, Paperback (September 2007)
The study of the Johannine Literature, in particular, has seen a proliferation of approaches, as well as innovative exegetical and theological conclusions. This volume surveys the emerging landscape from the perspective of scholars who have shaped the field. It offers an overview of issues in the study of the Fourth Gospel and 1-2-3 John.
Jesus in Johannine Tradition, Paperback (September 2001)» View all books by Tom Thatcher
This text presents twenty-seven authors from a varity of backgrounds who contribute essays concerning the distance - historically and theologically - between the historical Jesus and the Gospel of John.
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Author Biography - Tom Thatcher
Tom Thatcher is Professor of New Testament at Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has taught for many years.
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