Jesus

Paperback | January 1, 2002

EditorDavid F. Ford, Mike Higton

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This Oxford Reader encompasses the two-thousand year history of responses to Jesus of Nazareth. The selected readings are arranged into seven chronological chapters, which are in turn organized thematically. More than 340 extracts are included, with familiar materials from key texts in thehistory of doctrine presented alongside a diverse sample of devotional, popular, liturgical, historical-critical, philosophical, and mystical texts. There are extracts from poems, songs, and plays, as well as polemics, commentaries, manifestos, treatises, letters, novels, liturgies, and creeds. Thefull range of responses to Jesus are represented in texts from Eastern and Western Christianity, both Catholic and Protestant, and additionally Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Zoroastrian texts. Spanning heterodoxy and radical thinking, this Reader presents an absorbing and many-sided pictureof the wealth of responses to Jesus.

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This Oxford Reader encompasses the two-thousand year history of responses to Jesus of Nazareth. The selected readings are arranged into seven chronological chapters, which are in turn organized thematically. More than 340 extracts are included, with familiar materials from key texts in thehistory of doctrine presented alongside a diver...

David F. Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He was previously Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, and is a past-president of the Society for the Study of Theology. He is author of 'Theology: A Very Short Introduction' (OUP). Mike Higton shares his time between the Department of Theology a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.19 inPublished:January 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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GENERAL INTRODUCTIONPart 1. BIBLICAL AND PATRISTIC: To AD 451A. The Life of JesusB. Jesus the SaviourC. Typology and ApologyD. The Development of ChristianityPart 2. BYZANTINE AND EARLY MEDIEVAL: 451 - 1208A. Contemplating ChristB. Christ and CultureC. Byzantine and Early Medieval DebatesD. Christ beyond ChristianityPart 3. LATER MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE: 1209-1516A. Following ChristB. The Benefits of Christ's PassionC. Jesus and JudaismPart 4. REFORMATION AND COUNTER-REFORMATION: 1517-1600A. Christ and his BenefitsB. Christ in Word and SacramentC. Christ in Two NaturesD. Pursuing ChristPart 5. EARLY MODERNITY: 1601-1789A. The Drama of ChristB. Crucified for MeC. Union with ChristD. Discussing DoctrineE. The EnlightenmentPart 6. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: 1790 - 1913A. The Historical JesusB. HumilityC. Christ and the SpiritD. Life in Christ E. Looking EastwardsPart 7. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: 1914 - 2000A. CrisisB. The Historical Jesus?C. Christ and SalvationD. Retelling the StoryE. God IncarnateF. Jesus beyond ChristianityG. The Face of Christ