Four Portraits One Jesus 2nd Edition

Four Portraits  One Jesus  2nd Edition
Author: Mark L. Strauss
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2020-03-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780310528685

Download Four Portraits One Jesus 2nd Edition Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential. The second edition of Four Portraits, One Jesus has been updated throughout to meet the needs to today's students. It is a thorough yet accessible introduction to the four biblical Gospels and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus. With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss illuminates these four books addressing the following important areas: First he addresses the nature, origin, methods for study, and historical, religious, and cultural backgrounds of the Gospels. He then moves on to closer study of each narrative and its contribution to our understanding of Jesus, investigating things such as plot, characters, and theme. Finally, he pulls it all together with a detailed examination of what the Gospels teach about Jesus' ministry, message, death, and resurrection, with excursions into the quest for the historical Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels. This textbook together with its workbook, video lectures, and laminated sheet gives students everything they need for a thorough and enriching study of Jesus and the Gospels.

Four Gospels One Jesus

Four Gospels  One Jesus
Author: Richard A. Burridge
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2014-07-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780802871015

Download Four Gospels One Jesus Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

In this modern classic Richard Burridge offers an engaging introduction to the New Testament Gospels. Using the ancient visual symbols for the Gospels — human face, lion, ox, and eagle — Burridge presents a clear interpretation of each Gospel author's portrait of Jesus. This new edition contains updated suggestions for further reading and a substantial new Afterword in which Burridge reflects personally on his book's genesis, development, and positive reception over the years. Four Gospels, One Jesus? in this third edition will continue to be appreciated by teachers, students, pastors, and other readers wanting to understand Jesus more fully.

Four Portraits One Jesus 2nd Edition

Four Portraits  One Jesus  2nd Edition
Author: Mark L. Strauss
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2020-03-24
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0310528674

Download Four Portraits One Jesus 2nd Edition Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

An engaging introduction to Jesus and the gospels, this second edition of Four Portraits, One Jesus has been updated to meet the needs to today's students. With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss guides readers to understand the four distinctive portraits each gospel paints and ultimately to a deeper understanding of life and person of Jesus.

Four Gospels One Jesus

Four Gospels  One Jesus
Author: Richard A. Burridge
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2005-09-21
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0802829805

Download Four Gospels One Jesus Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

"This second edition incorporates the latest scholarship on the historical Jesus, a new section on how the Gospels have been read throughout history, and an expanded discussion of how to teach and preach the Gospels through the lectionary. Burridge also tackles the question of how these ancient writings bear on today's hot-button issues of unity and diversity. Four Gospels, One Jesus? will be appreciated by teachers, pastors, students, and other readers wanting to understand Jesus more fully."--BOOK JACKET.

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times
Author: Mark L. Strauss
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2011-08-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781441232182

Download How to Read the Bible in Changing Times Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty-first-century life in the Western world. How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change? How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture. Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or a series of promises to claim, this insightful book allows the Bible to retain its identity as a complex, inspired document while showing that the truth it contains is relevant and life-changing. It shows the reader how to determine the meaning of the text in its original context identify culturally relative features understand what the text teaches about God, his will, and his purposes apply the truths discovered to contemporary life situations It even shows readers how to discern God's will on the many modern issues that the Bible does not directly address.

Jesus according to Scripture

Jesus according to Scripture
Author: Darrell L. Bock,Benjamin I. Simpson
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2017-01-31
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781493400416

Download Jesus according to Scripture Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Updated Edition of a Bestselling Study of Jesus and the Gospels In this work Darrell Bock, a leading evangelical New Testament scholar who speaks and teaches around the world, and Benjamin Simpson show that a coherent portrait of Jesus emerges from the four Gospels when they are taken seriously as historical documents. When read together, the Gospels provide a clear picture of Jesus and his unique claims to authority. This book surveys all the Gospel units and relates them to their parallel passages, showing how the literary and canonical relationships work. Offering up-to-date interaction with the latest discussions about Jesus, the second edition has been substantially revised and updated throughout and includes three new chapters on how we got the Gospels.

Introducing Jesus

Introducing Jesus
Author: Mark L. Strauss
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-04-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780310528593

Download Introducing Jesus Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential. An abridged edition of the bestselling textbook Four Portraits, One Jesus by Mark Strauss, this simple, easy-to-understand guide introduces the four biblical Gospels and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus. With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss addresses questions that surround the study of Jesus and the Gospels. What are the Gospels - are they history, theology, biography? Where did they come from? What do we know about their context? What does each Gospel uniquely teach us about Jesus? Finally, he pulls it all together illuminating what the Gospels together teach about Jesus' ministry, message, death, and resurrection, and how do we know we can trust their witness. Including questions at the end of each chapter for group discussion or personal reflection, Introducing Jesus makes the words, history, and context of the Gospels come alive for readers.

Jesus Behaving Badly

Jesus Behaving Badly
Author: Mark L. Strauss
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2015-10-25
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780830824663

Download Jesus Behaving Badly Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Everybody likes Jesus. Don't they? We overlook that Jesus was Judgmental—preaching hellfire far more than the apostle Paul Uncompromising—telling people to hate their families Chauvinistic—excluding women from leadership Racist—insulting people from other ethnic groups Anti-environmental—cursing a fig tree and affirming animal sacrifice Angry—overturning tables and chasing moneychangers in the temple He demanded moral perfection, told people to cut off body parts, made prophecies that haven't come true, and defied religious and political authorities. While we tend to ignore this troubling behavior, the people around Jesus didn't. Some believed him so dangerous that they found a way to have him killed. The Jesus everybody likes, says Mark Strauss, is not the Jesus found in the Gospels. He's a figure we've created in our own minds. Strauss believes that when we unpack the puzzling paradoxes of the man from Galilee, we find greater insight into his countercultural message and mission than we could ever have imagined.