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Turning to Jesus

Paperback|Jan 2002
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Is there only one way to come to know Jesus - one model for conversion? This volume addresses the modern problems of conversion through a careful, sociologically informed examination of conversion in the Gospels. Popular models of conversion today are...


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Is there only one way to come to know Jesus - one model for conversion? This volume addresses the modern problems of conversion through a careful, sociologically informed examination of conversion in the Gospels. Popular models of conversion today are based on three different versions* socialization (growth of faith), liturgical (ushered in by ceremonies such as baptism or confirmation), or personal (people are not converted until they make a personal decision). This study suggests that elements of all three models are present within the Gospel accounts and that an informed and enhanced reading of the Gospels should prompt appreciation of different approaches in the Church today.
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Scot McKnight is the Karl A. Olsson Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at North Park University.
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Addresses the modern problem of "conversion" via a careful, sociologically informed examination of conversion in the Gospels. Conversion is a process that needs to be flexible enought for a variety of persons. Major options in the church today include sociological, liturgization, and personal decision. Since each claims biblical support, I study the Gospels in light of the sociological theory of conversion. I conclude that the 3 orientations are too monodromatic and that churches need to provide structures for a variety of conversion experiences.
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Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) is the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University. Prior to joining the NPU faculty in 1994, he was a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has written widely on the historical Jesus, Christian spirituality, and the Emerging Church. One of McKnight's more popular books, The Jesus Creed, won the Christianity Today's book award for 2004 in the area of Christian living. McKnight's blog, JesusCreed.org, has been a popular site for Emerging Church discussion.
His other publications include: The Real Mary: Why Evangelical Christians Can Embrace the Mother of Jesus; Praying with the Church: Following Jesus Daily, Hourly, Today; Jesus and His Death: Historiography, the Historical Jesus, and Atonement Theory; Embracing Grace: A Gospel for All of Us; Turning to Jesus: The Sociology of Conversion in the Gospels; The Story of the Christ, with Philip Law; and 1 Peter and Galatians in NIV Application Commentary.


His most recent publications include The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible and James (New International Commentary on the New Testament).

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