Jesus, the Christ Contemporary Perspectives

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Jesus, the Christ
Contemporary Perspectives

Christology, that is, the study of Jesus, is a many-faceted subject. In this new edition of Jesus, the Christ, Brennan Hill clearly and cogently explores this critical theological area, resulting in a luminous and reliable portrait of the Jesus of history and the Christ of faith. He deftly surveys both the breadth of information covered in the previous edition as well as the wealth of developments that have occurred in the field since the early 1990s. Jesus, the Christ looks at the people and places in Jesus' time, then moves to a search for the historical Jesus. Hill next looks at the many areas of Jesus' life and mission: teacher, prophet, miracle worker, man of the earth, advocate for women, savior, and liberator. He examines the main gospel stories about Jesus' birth, death, and resurrection, and illustrates how the early christological doctrines developed.

This new edition is written in a more informal and accessible style, enabling students to well understand and grasp the concepts and facts about the subject. Each chapter ends with discussion questions and a list of suggestions for further reading. Jesus, the Christ is eminently readable, constantly challenging, and filled with timely information in nontechnical language. It is strongly rooted in the best of modern biblical translation, and will be welcomed by students, teachers, and the general reader alike.

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. People and Places in the Life of Jesus
  • Chapter 2. Searching for the Historical Jesus
  • Chapter 3. Teacher and Prophet
  • Chapter 4. Worker of Mighty Deeds
  • Chapter 5. The Birth Stories
  • Chapter 6. The Passion Stories
  • Chapter 7. Raised from the Dead
  • Chapter 8. Jesus and Women
  • Chapter 9. Christology and the Environment
  • Chapter 10. Savior
  • Chapter 11. Liberator
  • Chapter 12. Early Doctrines: Development and Critique
  • Index.
Format: Paperback book
Product code: IC646439
Dimensions: 8.9" x 6"
Length: 242 pages
Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-62564-643-9
1-2 copies $26.10 each
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Written by Brennan R. Hill


Brennan R. Hill is Professor Emeritus at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. Educated in the United States and Europe, he has traveled the world studying and experiencing Christianity and other world religions. He has published over twenty-five books and numerous articles. He is the author of The Jesus Dialogues and Religion Today: An Integral Approach (2013) and Jesus, the Christ: Contemporary Perspectives.

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