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Jesus and Gospel

Graham Stanton

Jesus and Gospel

Graham Stanton

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'Gospel' initially referred to oral proclamation concerning Jesus Christ, but was later used to refer to four written accounts of the life of Jesus. How did this happen? Distinguished scholar Graham Stanton uses new evidence and fresh perspectives to tackle this controversial question. He also examines the earliest criticisms of Jesus, and early Christian addiction to the codex (book) format in place of the ubiquitous roll. With half the material previously unpublished, this timely and accessible book will be invaluable to New Testament scholars and students alike.

- Publisher 'Gospel' initially referred to oral proclamation concerning Jesus Christ, but was later used to refer to four written accounts of the life of Jesus. How did this happen? Here, distinguished scholar Graham Stanton uses new evidence and fresh perspectives to tackle this controversial question. He insists that in the early post-Easter period, the Gospel of Jesus Christ was heard against the backdrop of a rival set of 'gospels' concerning the Roman emperors. In later chapters Stanton examines the earliest criticisms of Jesus and of claims concerning his resurrection. Finally, he discusses the early Christian addiction to the codex (book) format as opposed to the ubiquitous roll, and undermines the view that early copies of the Gospels were viewed as downmarket handbooks of an inward looking sect. With half the material previously unpublished and the rest carefully gathered from sources difficult to access, this is a timely study with broad appeal.

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About "Jesus and Gospel"

'Gospel' initially referred to oral proclamation concerning Jesus Christ, but was later used to refer to four written accounts of the life of Jesus. How did this happen? Distinguished scholar Graham Stanton uses new evidence and fresh perspectives to tackle this controversial question. He also examines the earliest criticisms of Jesus, and early Christian addiction to the codex (book) format in place of the ubiquitous roll. With half the material previously unpublished, this timely and accessible book will be invaluable to New Testament scholars and students alike.
- Publisher

'Gospel' initially referred to oral proclamation concerning Jesus Christ, but was later used to refer to four written accounts of the life of Jesus. How did this happen? Here, distinguished scholar Graham Stanton uses new evidence and fresh perspectives to tackle this controversial question. He insists that in the early post-Easter period, the Gospel of Jesus Christ was heard against the backdrop of a rival set of 'gospels' concerning the Roman emperors. In later chapters Stanton examines the earliest criticisms of Jesus and of claims concerning his resurrection. Finally, he discusses the early Christian addiction to the codex (book) format as opposed to the ubiquitous roll, and undermines the view that early copies of the Gospels were viewed as downmarket handbooks of an inward looking sect. With half the material previously unpublished and the rest carefully gathered from sources difficult to access, this is a timely study with broad appeal.
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Meet the Author

Graham Stanton

Graham Stanton is Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge.

Table Of Contents

  • 1. Introduction; Part I. Jesus And Gospel: 2. Jesus And Gospel; 3. The Fourfold Gospel; 4. Jesus Traditions And Gospels In Justin Martyr And Irenaeus; 5. The Law Of Christ And The Gospel; Part Ii. Jesus: 6. Jesus Of Nazareth: A Magician And A False Prophet Who Deceived God's People?; 7. Early Objections To The Resurrection Of Jesus; Part Iii. The Gospels And Papyri Codices: 8. Why Were The Early Christians Addicted To The Codex?; 9. What Are The Gospels? New Evidence From Papyri?

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  • Catalogue Code 259181
  • Product Code 9780521008020
  • ISBN 0521008026
  • EAN 9780521008020
  • Pages 252
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Jul 2004
  • Sales Rank #48402
  • Dimensions 135 x 173 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.354kg

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