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Incarnation

Oskar Skarsaune

Incarnation

Oskar Skarsaune

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This book summarizes Skarsuane's research on the Jews' concepts of the Messiah and whether Jesus met these expectations and whether the idea of Jesus as God incarnate emerged from the Greek setting.

This study of the doctrine of incarnation demonstrates its uniqueness to the Christian faith, unrelated to Greek mythology. It discusses biblical and post-biblical writings that identify Jesus as the Messiah. This is a historical study of how the church developed its confession of Christ incarnate and an examination of the basis on which this confession rests.

Includes a glossary.

Includes reflection questions for personal or group use.

"An excellent study of the doctrine of the incarnation. Skarsaune shows it was not derived from sources outside Christian tradition but from the Old Testament picture of the Wisdom of God. ...For the period after apostolic times Skarsaune builds on his won major study of Justin Martyr and the Old Testament. ...Pastors and lay people alike need this clear, reliable, and convincing book. It should clear up misconceptions about the central Christian teaching."
— Robert M. Grant,^Professor Emeritus of New Testament & Early Christian Literature^University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

"Modern scholars have alleged that the Christian doctrine of the incarnation was rooted in Helenistic or Gnostic mythology and developed over the centuries as the result of ecclesiastical politics. Oskar Skarsaune's book is a most welcome, scholarly, yet lucid exposition of the incarnation

- Publisher

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About "Incarnation"

This book summarizes Skarsuane's research on the Jews' concepts of the Messiah and whether Jesus met these expectations and whether the idea of Jesus as God incarnate emerged from the Greek setting.

This study of the doctrine of incarnation demonstrates its uniqueness to the Christian faith, unrelated to Greek mythology. It discusses biblical and post-biblical writings that identify Jesus as the Messiah. This is a historical study of how the church developed its confession of Christ incarnate and an examination of the basis on which this confession rests.

Includes a glossary.

Includes reflection questions for personal or group use.

"An excellent study of the doctrine of the incarnation. Skarsaune shows it was not derived from sources outside Christian tradition but from the Old Testament picture of the Wisdom of God. ...For the period after apostolic times Skarsaune builds on his won major study of Justin Martyr and the Old Testament. ...Pastors and lay people alike need this clear, reliable, and convincing book. It should clear up misconceptions about the central Christian teaching."
— Robert M. Grant,^Professor Emeritus of New Testament & Early Christian Literature^University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

"Modern scholars have alleged that the Christian doctrine of the incarnation was rooted in Helenistic or Gnostic mythology and developed over the centuries as the result of ecclesiastical politics. Oskar Skarsaune's book is a most welcome, scholarly, yet lucid exposition of the incarnation

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Oskar Skarsaune

Oskar Skarsaune (Dr. theol. 1982) is Professor of Church History at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo, Norway. His many publications include The Proof from Prophecy: A Study in Justin Martyr's Proof-text Tradition (1987), Incarnation, Myth or Fact? (1991) and In the Shadow of the Temple: Jewish Influences on Early Christianity (2002/ 2008). He an editor and contributor to the major work Jewish Believers in Jesus.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 248681
  • Product Code 0570045479
  • EAN 9780570045472
  • Pages 176
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Christology
  • Publisher Concordia
  • Publication Date Apr 1991
  • Dimensions 235 x 159 x 5 mm
  • Weight 0.249kg

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