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Death and a new beginning

in Jesus

July 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: The Historical Jesus. 4763 words.

What leads to Jesus' crucifixion? He has enemies, including the Pharisees. In Jerusalem, he clashes with the Temple elite over his claims to speak and act on God's behalf. Even more...

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Enacting the kingdom of God

in Jesus

July 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: The Historical Jesus. 6909 words.

How do we see Jesus ‘Enacting the kingdom of God ’? Aside from his role as teacher and social reformer, his purpose is to open people's eyes to what God is like and what he is doing. He...

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Jesus

Richard Bauckham.

July 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: The Historical Jesus. 144 pages.

Jesus: A Very Short Introduction explores the figure of Jesus through the four Gospels of the New Testament. These ancient texts provide historical evidence for his life and teachings, with...

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Jesus – a universal icon

in Jesus

July 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: The Historical Jesus. 1310 words.

Despite its decline in the West, Christianity continues to grow in other parts of the world, such as Africa and China. ‘Jesus — a universal icon ’ dispels the common misconception that...

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Jesus in Christian faith

in Jesus

July 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: The Historical Jesus. 1577 words.

‘Jesus in Christian faith’ deals with Jesus' role in Christianity. The first Christians are Jews, many living in Jerusalem. Some of them had been his disciples, many had witnessed his...

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Jesus in his 1st-century context

Richard Bauckham.

in Jesus

July 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: The Historical Jesus. 4430 words.

What do the Gospel accounts tell us about ‘Jesus in his 1st-century context ’? Jewish Palestine is under the rule of the Roman Empire. Whilst Roman rule is fairly tolerant of local customs...

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A question of identity

in Jesus

July 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: The Historical Jesus. 3237 words.

After Jesus dies, his Jewish followers proclaim him the Messiah of Israel. People are impressed with his authority. Some see him as a prophet, others as the royal Messiah of David. In the...

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The sources

in Jesus

July 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: The Historical Jesus. 3840 words.

Taking the New Testament Gospels as reliable accounts about the life of Jesus, ‘The sources ’ compares these with the Gnostic Gospels, discovered in Egypt in 1945-6. While the New Testament...

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Teaching the kingdom of God

in Jesus

July 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: The Historical Jesus. 9080 words.

Jesus adopts an indirect style when ‘Teaching the kingdom of God ’, using metaphors, similes, paradoxes and riddles. He performs symbolic acts. He adapts the Hebrew Bible's narrative...

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