The Charismatic Leader and His Followers
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About "The Charismatic Leader and His Followers"
Starting with "Let the dead bury the dead", (Mt.8.22), Professor Hengel subjects Jesus's discipleship sayings to a rigorous historical scrutiny, and considers other contemporary forms of discipleship -- Cynic, Rabbinic and Zealot. Hengel gives a remarkable series of historical insights into the character of Jesus's ministry and his work with his disciples.
Meet the Author
Martin Hengel (1926-2009) was professor emeritus of New Testament and early Judaism at the University of Tubingen, Germany. He was a world class scholar and pre-eminent authority on Judaism and the New Testament World. He authored over 150 books and articles, including Acts and the History of Earliest Christianity; Jews, Greeks, and Barbarians; Between Jesus and Paul; Judaism and Hellenism; Studies in the Gospel of Mark; The Four Gospels and the One Gospel of Jesus Christ and Saint Peter: The Underestimated Apostle.