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Overview Many biographies of Christ's life have been published through the years, but most have lasted only a short time. This volume, first printed in 1880, continues to be in demand. The Life of Jesus Christ is known in every English-speaking country and has been translated into many foreign languages. The reasons for its continued success are not hard to find. The details of Christ's life are presented in a clear and flowing style and are molded into an easily comprehended whole. Doctrinally sound, vivid in detail, as authentic as study and research can make it, this work will long hold the place it won when first written by this noted Scottish theologian. Chapter titles are: - The Birth, Infancy, and Youth of Jesus - The Nation and the Time - The Final Stages of His Preparation - The Year of Obscurity - The Year of Public Favor - The Year of Opposition - The End Hints for Teachers and Questions for Pupils conclude this work.
Publishers Description The Life of Jesus Christ exhibits in the briefest possible space the main features and the general course of Christ's life.
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Studio: Zondervan Corporation
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1984
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310441919 ISBN13 9780310441915
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More About James Stalker
"JAMES STALKER "(1848-1927 was one of Scotland's most renowned preachers.
He served as a pastor for twenty-eight years, and as a professor of church history for twenty-four years. Stalker was a widely known scholar who lectured at various institutions.
In addition to his many writings on Christ, Stalker's works include. The Life of Paul, The Preacher and His Models. The Seven Deadly Sins, The Beauty of the Bible, and Men and Morals
James Stalker lived in Aberdeen. James Stalker was born in 1848 and died in 1927.
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Should be considered a classic of Christian literature Apr 8, 2004
James A. Stalker (1848-1929) was a noted pastor and theologian of the Free Church of Scotland, and in 1879 he published this book as a handbook for Bible classes. Taking the Gospel accounts as his sole resource, Dr. Stalker weaves the various threads of Jesus' life together into a coherent and wonderfully understandable biography.
As might be expected from such a Biblical study, certain facts that might be extracted from other resources (such as the existence of the Jewish sect of the Essenes) are completely overlooked. Also, if you have problems with Gospel record, such as considering it anti-Semitic, then you will also dislike this book.
However, as for myself, I enjoyed the way that Dr. Stalker took the many facts I knew about Jesus, and presented me with a coherent story of Jesus' life, with all of the episodes of His life put into context. I found this to be a great read, and think that it ought to be considered a classic of Christian literature. It does not mention Muslims or any other more modern people and groups, and one should be careful to not extend the author's words beyond what he intended. If you love the Biblical account of Jesus' life, then you will enjoy this book - I did!
Simply unscholarly and curtly anti-Semitic Sep 21, 2002
This book is written from a very, very biased perspective against Jews and Muslims, yet seemingly without understanding of either religion. The author does not examine Jesus' life in context with Judaism, but takes Paul's interpretation upon every matter, rather than seeing the obviousness of what is being taught from a Judaic perspective. He simply takes Jesus from his culture and distorts his teachings to appear as if he is not Jewish, when in fact Jesus confessed to be Jewish. The author even overlooks the fact that many of Jesus' teachings came from the Oral Torah, or the so called 'tradition of the elders,' for the purpose of putting down the oral tradition, yet exalting the contradictory tradition maintained by Paul. Essentially, it is a "My ideology is better than your ideology" type of book, which takes every opportunity of putting down the Pharisees and other Jewish groups, even modern Orthodox Jews, in order to extol his own opinions as if they were absolute truth. If you want a good book about Jesus' teachings that do not take the fanatical viewpoints of this author, it is well worth your time to read "Understanding the Difficult Words of Jesus, New Insights From a Hebraic Perspective," by David Bivin. Although I disagree with his interpretations in many areas, overall it is very enlightening and is a good first step in order to understand what Jesus taught, not what authors such as Stalker wants you to believe. Keep in mind, however, that the only way to truly learn more about Jesus would be to read the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) and the rest of the Tanakh in it's original context, not reading it simply to place Paulism over Judaism. Learn Hebrew, learn the Oral Torah, review the history of the era, and study.
Of course, if you feel that it is easier just to pick up a simple fundamentalist Christian book and take the authors' opinions for your own, without logical thought and reasoning, this is a good book for you.
Concise, yet rich Feb 6, 2002
The Life of Jesus Christ by James Stalker is a concise exploration of Christ's childhood, his ministry, death and resurrection. This is an excellent resource to learn about the culture surrounding Jesus' ministry. Knowing this information puts much of this period into historical context. I recommend this work. This work was written over 100 years ago, and it's content is timeless. I did find a few words or phrases here and there to reflect his Scottish background, but there was nothing that made it difficult to read.
Simple, but great book! Jan 3, 2002
An excellent book that beautifully puts Christ's life in context in light of the religous and poliitcal situation of His times. It answers a lot of questions as to why Christ did, or didn't do certain things. The book puts an understanding of the life of Christ within the grasp of anybody. James Stalker's style of writing will keep your attention. He deals with Christ's trial so well. This book is a must. I'm so glad I read it.
The life of Jesus Christ Oct 30, 2001
Well written easy to read. Covers complete life including year of obscurity. Also includes historical context in which events occurred.