A Short Book About Jesus: The Man From Heaven
Description: In this book, Paul Barnett assesses the historical evidence for the existence of Jesus; the truthfulness of the Gospel accounts; and the plausibility of the historical case that can be made for the rise of Christianity as a result...
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In this book, Paul Barnett assesses the historical evidence for the existence of Jesus; the truthfulness of the Gospel accounts; and the plausibility of the historical case that can be made for the rise of Christianity as a result of Jesus' ministry. He writes as a faithful theologian, taking readers through the Gospels and exploring their testimony to the extraordinary person of Jesus Christ. This book also explores the personal implications, comforts, and challenges of the story of Jesus as it unfolds.
Contains discussion questions for each chapter to further develop readers' understanding about Jesus from the Gospels.
About the author:
A former Anglican Bishop of North Sydney (1990-2001), Paul Barnett is a Fellow in Ancient History at Macquarie University, Teaching Fellow at Regent College, Vancouver, and Emeritus Faculty member at Moore College, Sydney. Paul is a prominent historical writer on the rise of Christianity and the historical Jesus.
Table of contents:
1. Not in doubt
2. A word for Jesus
4. True story
5. The miracles of Jesus
6. Heaven comes down to Earth
7. Jesus in the Qur'an
8. Jesus' love for disciples
9. Jesus' love for the lost
10. The wise judgements of Jesus
11. The absolute demands of Jesus
12. The resurrection of Jesus
13. The sure blessings of David
14. Jesus, the Man from Heaven
15. Transcendence and transformation
Dimensions: 145 mm (W) x 210 mm (H)
No. of Pages: 134
Paul Barnett (Ph.D., University of London) is the retired Bishop of North Sydney, and has taught at a number of prestigious academic institutions. Since his retirement, he is Honorary Associate in Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney; Lecturer Emeritus, Moore College, Sydney; and Teaching Fellow at Regent College, Vancouver. He was also Head of Robert Menzies College, Macquarie University.
He is the author of some major commentaries on 2 Corinthians (Bible Speaks Today Series and The New International Commentary on the New Testament); 1 Corinthians: Holiness and Hope of a rescued people (Focus on the Bible); Mark: The Servant King, John: The Shepherd King, 1 Peter: Living Hope and Revelation: Apocalypse Now and Then (Reading the Bible Today). As well as a number of books on New Testament Background and the Historical Jesus such as After Jesus: The Birth Of Christianity, Is The New Testament History? (Revised 2004), Jesus and The Rise Of Early Christianity, The Truth About Jesus(Revised 2004), and Jesus And The Logic of History (New Studies In Biblical Theology).
Most recently he has produced The Corinthian Question: Why did the church oppose Paul? (Intervaristy Press, 2011) and three volumes in the After Jesus series; The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years; Paul: Missionary of Jesus and Finding the Historical Christ: After Jesus.
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