The Earliest Perceptions of Jesus in Context

The Earliest Perceptions of Jesus in Context : Essays in Honor of John Nolland

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This volume contributes to the study of the identity of Jesus, focusing on how he was originally perceived both by his contemporaries and in the earliest Christian writings. The essays include studies of methodology, archaeology, background, individual gospel perspectives, gospel relationships,
intertextuality in the gospels, the earliest reception of the Jesus tradition in the post-Easter writings of the New Testament, and the missiological and pedagogical implications of Jesus' teaching.

John Nolland is the reason for this volume, and his important writings on the gospels are its backdrop. The contributors, who include N.T. Wright, Craig Evans, Darrell Bock, Rainer Riesner and Roland Deines, pay tribute to Nolland's work and ideas, by drawing on his writings, and by exploring questions and issues close to his heart.
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • T.& T.Clark Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0567690067
  • 9780567690067

Table of contents

Profile and Appreciation of John Nolland, Craig Smith
John Nolland Select Bibliography
List of Contributors
1. The Nazareth of Jesus - Rainer Riesner, Technische Universitat Dortmund, Germany
2. `On This Rock I Will Build My Church' (Matthew 16.18): Was the Promise to Peter a Response to Tetrarch Philip's Proclamation? - Craig A. Evans, Houston Baptist University, USA
3. Biographies of Jesus in Old Testament and Rabbinic Style: the Genre of the New Testament Gospels - Armin D. Baum, Freie Theologische Hochschule, Germany
4. The Provenance of Jesus' Quotations of Scripture from a Social Memory Perspective - Thomas R. Hatina, Trinity Western University, Canada
5. Son of Man-Lord of the Temple? Gospel Echoes of Psalm 8 and the Ongoing Christological Challenge - N. T. Wright, University of St Andrews, UK
6. Authority and Accountability in Luke 11.24-13.9 - Darrell Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary, USA
7. Pharisees and Jesus' Power of Persuasion in Luke-Acts: Another Consideration of their Characterization - Robert L. Brawley, McCormick Seminary (Em), USA
8. Jesus, Son of Adam and Son of God (Luke 3.38): Adam-Christ Typologies in Luke-Acts - Yongbom Lee, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA
9. Identity and Christology: the Ascended Jesus in the Book of Acts - Steve Walton, St Mary's University, UK
10. The Jewish Saviour for Israel in the Missionary Speeches of Acts - Christoph Stenschke, University of South Africa, South Africa
11. `A Tale of Two Cities'?: Jerusalem in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke - Daniel M. Gurtner, Bethel University, USA
12. Insisting on Easter: Matthew's Use of the Theologically Provocative Vocative (kyrie) in the Suppliant Narratives - Douglas Sean O'Donnell, Trinity College Bristol, UK
13. How do the Beatitudes Work? Some Observations on the Structure of the Beatitudes in Matthew - David Wenham, Trinity College Bristol, UK
14. The Holy Spirit in the Gospel of Matthew - Roland Deines, University of Nottingham, UK
15. Jesus, the Foundation of sabbatismos -Craig A. Smith, University of British Columbia, Canada
16. Exalted Lord and Suffering Servant: the Response to Jesus in James and 1 Peter - Peter Davids, Houston Graduate School of Theology, USA
17. Jesus, the Theological Educator: Lessons in Transformational Teaching from the Gospel of Luke - Eeva John, University of Cambridge, UK
18. Lives that Speak: 'e logike latreia' in Romans 12.1 - Eckhard J. Schnabel, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA

Index of Main Biblical References
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About Aaron White

David Wenham iis Associate Lecturer at Trinity College Bristol, UK and Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, UK.
Aaron White is Associate Pastor at Faith Presbyterian Church (EPC) USA.
Craig Evans is John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Baptist University, USA
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