Discovering Jesus in the New Testament
Nearly everyone knows something about Jesus, but how much of what we "know" really comes from the Bible? In this thoroughly insightful book we can find the full portrait of Jesus as described in the New Testament, one that is...
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Nearly everyone knows something about Jesus, but how much of what we "know" really comes from the Bible? In this thoroughly insightful book we can find the full portrait of Jesus as described in the New Testament, one that is complex yet rich, one that is diverse yet unified, one that explains who Jesus was and how he continues to speak to our world.
^^"Many want a piece of Jesus, but few want all of him. What else explains the stampede for books, videos, and seminars offering a truncated version of the biblical Christ? How starkly this book stands in contrast! Professor Warrington unveils a full portrait of Jesus, cast in the light of the entire New Testament and wholly faithful to the original. Has your Jesus been downsized? Pick up this book and find out!"
^J. Ed Komoszewski, Coauthor, Reinventing Jesus and Putting Jesus in His Place
^^"The shelves are full of books, written at all levels, on Jesus. Nevertheless, Dr. Keith Warrington has discerned an unresolved need of mid-range readers and addressed it commendably. Discovering Jesus in the New Testament charts the course of reflection on Jesushis life, works, identity and theological significancethrough the whole of the New Testament writings and does so in a way that is eminently readable and accessible. What emerges is a carefully conceived description of Jesus that embraces both the rich diversity of first-century articulation and the profound common threads of Christology that assure us of a single (though marvelously complex) conversation."
^Philip H. Towner, Dean of The Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship, American Bible Society
^^"With clarity and insight, Warrington takes the reader on a whirlwind journey through the multifacetedyet complementarypresentations of Jesus found in the New Testament writings. Very few introductions to Christology can claim the balance of comprehensiveness, simplicity, and lucidity found in this volume"
^Mark L. Strauss, Professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary San Diego
Every Christian knows about Jesus - but everybody may not be familiar with how he is presented in each book of the New Testament. The biblical writings were sent to different groups of believers (and unbelievers) who faced an assortment of problems. To each group the Savior is presented as central to their spiritual journeys, by teaching, mentoring, directing, motivating, and transforming individuals in whatever circumstances they find themselves. Warrington asks, and answers, the fundamental question, "In each of these circumstances, what does the text say about Jesus?" Examining the person and role of Christ as seen through the eyes of each New Testament author from the Gospels to Revelation, Warrington explores the text within the framework of the original readers relates Jesus to his audience, and reflects on his dynamic and strategic influence in their lives and their growth as believers. Given the substantial New Testament evidence, contemporary Christians will be encouraged to embrace the magnitude of Jesus' involvement in their lives. Includes study questions, a bibliography, and subject and ancient sources indexes.
Keith Warrington (Ph.D., Kings College, University of London) is Vice-Principal and Director of Doctoral Studies and a Lecturer in New Testament Studies at Regents Theological College, Nantwich, England. He is the author of Pentecostal Theology; Healing and Suffering: Biblical and Pastoral Reflections; God and Us: A Lifetimes Adventure; Discovering the Holy Spirit in the New Testament and The Message of the Holy Spirit (Bible Speaks Today Themes)