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Published: 31 May 2018

224 Pages

216x138mm

ISBN: 9780198815228


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Jesus as Philosopher

The Moral Sage in the Synoptic Gospels

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

  • Examines the possible ways in which the authors of the Synoptic Gospels, Mark, Matthew, and Luke, were inspired by philosophical traditions
  • Considers how the author in question speak of Jesus in relation to contemporary philosophy and whether we see Jesus take on a certain 'philosophical' role in the Gospels, either by his statements and reasoning or his way of life
  • Concludes that the Gospel authors inherited stories and sayings of Jesus that they wanted to improve upon and recount as truthfully as possible, and they did so in part by making use of philosophical traditions about the ideal sage, especially that of Stoicism and Cynicism
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