Jesus Now and Then engagingly traces the changing images of Jesus in scholarship and popular culture from the time of the early church to the present day. Who did Jesus think he was? Did the early church take a man...
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Jesus Now and Then engagingly traces the changing images of Jesus in scholarship and popular culture from the time of the early church to the present day. Who did Jesus think he was? Did the early church take a man and make him into God? Was Christianity actually invented by Paul? How has Jesus been treated in the centuries since? What contemporary views are compatible with a traditional understanding of Scripture? Richard Burridge and Graham Gould leave no stone unturned in detailing Jesus' life and legacy. They start with the evidence about Jesus found in the New Testament and then go on to explore the early-church debates as a way of tackling contemporary issues. They also discuss how the figure of Jesus has been portrayed through history, how his teachings have been understood, and how he has come to be worshiped by Christians around the world. This essential historical information sets current questions and controversies about Jesus into context and helps to explain the many diff
Revd. Dr. Richard A. Burridge has been Dean of King's College London since 1993; He was originally a classicist and schoolmaster before being ordained in 1985. He has written several books on Jesus and the Gospels (notably What are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography(1992); Four Gospels - One Jesus?(1994); Imitating Jesus: An Inclusive Approach to New Testament Ethics; Jesus: Now and Then and The Gospel of John (People's Bible Commentary). Christian responses to contemporary film and fiction are found in Faith Odyssey( 2001).
Dr Burridge is a member of the Church of England's General Synod and chaired the Education Validation Panel for ordination training and theological education from 1997-2004; he also takes study days for clergy and lay people across England. He is the chair of the Christian Evidence Society. He has acted as a writer and Consultant to the Millennium Dome at Greenwich and for the National Gallery, London and appears regularly on national TV and radio
GRAHAM GOULD was formerly a lecturer in theology at King's College, London. He is now a freelance lecturer and writer and co-editor of the Journal of Theological Studies. As well as the early church his theological interests include liturgy and the critical approproation of the Bible in preaching. He lives in Leyton in east London.