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An Orthodoxy Reconsidered: The ‘End-of-the-World Jesus’

Marcus Borg

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament

Published in print November 1987 | ISBN: 9780198263265
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682452 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0015
An Orthodoxy Reconsidered: The ‘End-of-the-World Jesus’

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This chapter presents an essay on the end-of-the-world view of the historical Jesus. It provides arguments against the orthodox view of Jesus, and the final element of these arguments is the threefold understanding of the historical Jesus as a holy man, sage, and prophet. This description provides a fuller picture compared to the portrait of Jesus as the eschatological prophet proclaiming the imminent end and it also incorporates more of what can be found in the synoptic texts.

Keywords: Jesus; orthodoxy; prophet; sage; holy man; synoptic texts

Chapter.  5136 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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