Item description for Seeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage by Beverly Roberts Gaventa & Richard B. Hays...
Overview In contrast to those whose search for the "real" Jesus separates him from ecclesiastical texts and traditions, this collection of essays from 16 noted scholars strives to understand Christ's identity in and through the church's canon and creeds. Contributors include David Allison, Jr., Markus Bockmuehl, Katherine Grieb, Robert Jenson, and Marianne Meye Thompson. 336 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
Publishers Description This work offers a challenging, collective vision of Jesus' identity based on Scripture and contemporary experience. It is written by 16 scholars and theologians including Francis Watson.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.94" Weight: 1.11 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802824714 ISBN13 9780802824714
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More About Beverly Roberts Gaventa & Richard B. Hays
Beverly Roberts Gaventa is Distinguished Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Baylor University. She has authored many books, including From Darkness to Light: Aspects of Conversion in the New Testament and Our Mother Saint Paul.
Beverly Roberts Gaventa has published or released items in the following series...
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching
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Excellent Oct 16, 2009
This is a collection of pieces that presents an alternative to the 'Jesus Seminar' approach. They start with the premise that the canonical scriptures are the best guide to the identity of Jesus and they go from there. The essays are very well-written and the arguments make sense. But I would emphasise that this is not a trivialised 'literal word of God' thing; it's a serious examination of the scriptures.
I think people who like the writing of N. T. Wright will enjoy this; those who like the writing of Marcus Borg will hate it.
Seeking the Identity of Jesus Sep 5, 2009
This book is well written and is a good source for expanding one's faith in Christ