Jesus (A Very Brief History Series)
Part One: The History (What do we know?) This brief historical introduction to Jesus assesses his impact on the world as it was at the time and outlines the key ideas and values connected with him. It explores the social,...
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Part One: The History (What do we know?) This brief historical introduction to Jesus assesses his impact on the world as it was at the time and outlines the key ideas and values connected with him. It explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the context of his life and teaching, and considers how those factors affected the way he was initially received. Part Two: The Legacy (Why does it matter?) This second part surveys the intellectual and cultural 'afterlife' of Jesus, exploring the ways in which his impact has lasted. Why does he continue to be so influential, and what aspects of his legacy are likely to endure beyond today and into the future? The book has a brief chronology at the front plus a glossary of key terms and a list of further reading at the back.
Helen K. Bond (Ph.D., University of Durham) is Senior Lecturer in New Testament Language, Literature and Theology at the University of Edinburgh, where she has taught since 2000. She is interested in the historical, political and social background to the gospels, particularly the passion narratives, and the life (and execution) of Jesus of Nazareth.
Her publications include Pontius Pilate in History and Interpretation (SNTSMS 100; Cambridge University Press, 1998); Caiaphas: Friend of Rome and Judge of Jesus? (Westminster John Knox, 2004) and The Historical Jesus: A Guide for the Perplexed (T & T Clark, 2010)
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