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Jesus

Edited by David F. Ford and Mike Higton

Publication Date - March 2002

ISBN: 9780192893161

592 pages
Paperback

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Retail Price to Students: $104.99

Extensive variety of extracts shows the richness and complexity of responses to Jesus throughout history

Description

This Oxford Reader brings together an extensive range of ancient and modern documents to convey the many ways in which the figure of Jesus has stimulated and provoked responses over the last 2,000 years. It features more than 340 extracts, including familiar material from key texts in the history of doctrine alongside a diverse sampling of devotional, popular, liturgical, historical-critical, philosophical, and mystical texts. Selections include extracts from poems, songs, and plays, as well as from polemics, commentaries, manifestos, treatises, letters, novels, liturgies, and creeds. The rich and complex variety of responses to Jesus is represented in Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Zoroastrian texts.

Table of Contents

    General Introduction
    PART 1. BIBLICAL AND PATRISTIC: To AD 451
    The Life of Jesus
    Jesus the Savior
    Typology and Apology
    The Development of Christianity
    PART 2. BYZANTINE AND EARLY MEDIEVAL: 451-1208
    Contemplating Christ
    Christ and Culture
    Byzantine and Early Medieval Debates
    Christ beyond Christianity
    PART 3. LATER MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE: 1209-1516
    Following Christ
    The Benefits of Christ's Passion
    Jesus and Judaism
    PART 4. REFORMATION AND COUNTER-REFORMATION: 1517-1600
    Christ and his Benefits
    Christ in Word and Sacrament
    Christ in Two Natures
    Pursuing Christ
    PART 5. EARLY MODERNITY: 1601-1789
    The Drama of Christ
    Crucified for Me
    Discussing Doctrine
    The Enlightenment
    PART 6. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: 1790-1913
    The Historical Jesus
    Humility
    Christ and the Spirit
    Life in Christ
    Looking Eastwards
    PART 7. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: 1914-2000
    Crisis
    The Historical Jesus
    Christ and Salvation
    Retelling the Story
    God Incarnate
    Jesus beyond Christianity
    The Face of Christ