The Blackwell Companion to Jesus by Delbert Burkett

By Delbert Burkett

The Blackwell better half to Jesus incorporates a accomplished number of essays that discover the various ways that Jesus has been imagined or portrayed from the beginnings of Christianity to the current day.  

  • Considers portrayals of Jesus within the New testomony and past, Jesus in non-Christian religions, philosophical and historical views, smooth manifestations, and representations in Christian artwork, novels, and film
  • Comprehensive scope of insurance distinguishes this paintings from comparable offerings
  • Examines either Christian and non-Christian views on Jesus, together with these from ethnic and sexual teams, in addition to from different faiths
  • Offers wealthy and lucrative insights so one can form our figuring out of this influential determine and his enduring legacy

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And, finally, who is the “Jesus” that we are talking about when we speak of Mark’s portrait of Jesus? From one point of view, this Jesus is, of course, the historical Jesus, reconstructed by the modern historian and approached through critical analysis and evaluation of the available sources. From another point of view, it is the Jesus of culture, constructed by the literary or religious imagination and propagated in the interests of the believing community or society. As has already been emphasized, however, the Jesus that confronts us in the Markan text is first and foremost a narrative Jesus who has been given a story, and has been shaped by the evangelist out of the prior Jesus, or better, Jesuses, of the pre-Markan tradition.

Celia Deutsch, for instance (1996; cf. Suggs 1970; Burnett 1981), examines the metaphor of Lady Wisdom in the sapiential literature. She points to the tensive nature of metaphor that enables it to evoke ever new meanings in new situations. She then goes on to examine ways in which the Matthean gospel, especially in 11:2–13:58 and 19:1–25:46, “presents Jesus as Wisdom by ascribing to Jesus qualities and roles attributed to Lady Wisdom in other Jewish sources … Jesus is hidden and revealed, accepted and rejected.

1992). What Are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Dibelius, Martin (1934). From Tradition to Gospel. London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson. MARK’S PORTRAIT OF JESUS 29 Head, Peter M. (1997). Christology and the Synoptic Problem: An Argument for Markan Priority. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Humphrey, Hugh M. (1992). ” A New Reading of Mark’s Gospel. New York: Paulist. Inch, Morris A. (1997). Exhortations of Jesus According to Matthew and Up From the Depths: Mark As Tragedy.

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