The Christology of Jesus
In this bold experiment in Christology, Ben Witherington develops a new, indirect method to discern Jesus' self-understanding. Using the evangelist's portrayals of Jesus' words, deeds, and relationships as avenues of insight, Witherington reveals a Jesus who both understood and...
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In this bold experiment in Christology, Ben Witherington develops a new, indirect method to discern Jesus' self-understanding.
Using the evangelist's portrayals of Jesus' words, deeds, and relationships as avenues of insight, Witherington reveals a Jesus who both understood and disclosed himself in messianic terms, filling traditional termsSon of man, Son of David, and Messiahwith new content.
Table of Contents
^^^1. Methodological and Historical Considerations
^Caveats and the Criteria for Authenticity
^^^2. Christology and the Relationships of Jesus
^^^Jesus and the Baptist
^Jesus and the Pharisees
^Jesus, Revolutionaries, and Romans
^Jesus and the Disciplies
^^^3. Christology and the Deeds of Jesus
^^^Jesus the Visionary
^Miracles and Mighty Signs
^^^4. Christology and the Words of Jesus
^^^Jesus as Teacher and Preacher
^Jesus and the Dominion of God
^Abba and Filial Consciousness
^The Son of Man
^^^5. Afterword and Conclusions
^^^Wrede's "Messianic Secret" Motif
Ben Witherington III (Ph.D., University of Durham, England) is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland
He is the author of many books on the New Testament, including Women and the Genesis of Christianity (Cambridge University Press); Jesus the Sage (Fortress Press); The Jesus Quest (InterVarsity Press) and The Paul Quest (InterVarsity Press). With Hershel Shanks he is coauthor of The Brother of Jesus (HarperSanFrancisco), a book on the controversial James ossuary. A frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com, Witherington has also appeared on numerous TV news programs such as Dateline, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the Peter Jennings ABC special Jesus and Paul--The Word and the Witness.
Dr Witherington has written a commentary on every book of the New Testament in a wide variety of series.