This Oxford Reader encompasses the two-thousand year history of responses to Jesus of Nazareth. The selected readings are arranged into seven chronological chapters, which are in turn organized thematically. More than 340 extracts are included, with familiar materials from key texts in the history of doctrine presented alongside a diverse sample of devotional, popular, liturgical, historical-critical, philosophical, and mystical texts. There are extracts from poems, songs, and plays, as well as polemics, commentaries, manifestos, treatises, letters, novels, liturgies, and creeds. The full range of responses to Jesus are represented in texts from Eastern and Western Christianity, both Catholic and Protestant, and additionally Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Zoroastrian texts. Spanning heterodoxy and radical thinking, this Reader presents an absorbing and many-sided picture of the wealth of responses to Jesus.
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Author Biography - David F. Ford
David F. Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He was previously Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, and is a past-president of the Society for the Study of Theology. He is author of 'Theology: A Very Short Introduction' (OUP). Mike Higton shares his time between the Department of Theology and of Lifelong Learning in the University of Exeter, having moved from Cambridge University where he held the Naden Studentship for Research in Divinity at St John's College.