Jesus Before Christianity

Author: Albert Nolan
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1570754047
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Nolan's portrait introduces readers to Jesus as He was before He became enshrined in doctrine, dogma, and ritual, a man deeply involved with the real problems of His time, which are the real problems of our time as well.

Jesus And Paul Before Christianity

Author: V. George Shillington
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608996948
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Rather, he encountered the risen Jesus in the interval between 30 and 50 CE
through a revelation, and thereby accepted a divine call to bring the gospel of
Jesus Messiah to the non-Jewish world (Gal. 1:16). That twenty-year interval
between Jesus and Paul—if it should be called an interval—was one of ferment
and fervor among the groups of believers in Jesus. They were living in
anticipation of the kingdom of God as announced by Jesus prior to his crucifixion,
and were themselves ...

Jesus Before The Gospels

Author: Bart D. Ehrman
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062285238
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In this fascinating and deeply researched work, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Ehrman investigates the role oral history has played in the New Testament—how the telling of these stories not only spread Jesus’ message but helped shape it.

Christian Identity Characteristics In Paul S Letter To The Members Of The Jesus Movement In Galatians

Author: Jennifer Slater O.P.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477226958
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To accommodate the cultural needs of the Gentiles, says Barnett (1999:21), the
title became the surname, hence for them Jesus Christ. This very title aggravated
the Jewish authorities who regarded it as a criminal offence. The identity
formation of Christianity was largely due to the kerygma about Jesus, the
Promised One of Israel. 2.5.1. The Jewish Jesus before Christianity The
complexity of the world of Jesus offers a fundamental orientation to the self-
understanding of Christianity in ...

The Church Before Christianity

Author: Wes Howard-Brook
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608331563
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Outside the context of the Jerusalem Temple, priesthood was practicednot by
Jewsor followers of Jesus butby officials ofthe imperial cult and thecults oflocal
deities such as Artemis andIsis. In the imperial cult in particular—that is, the
system ofritualin which honor was given to the Roman empire and its highest
human representatives—priesthood was a highhonor reserved for “friends”of the
elite.Tobe theoneto leadthe sacrifices that enshroudedthe empirein divine
authority was to be ...

The Old Testament And Christian Spirituality

Author: Christo Lombaard
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
ISBN: 1589836537
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62 Nolan, Biblical Spirituality, 22. 63 See Nolan, Jesus before Christianity, 137;
Jesus before Christianity 2, 10—19. 64 See the argument followed in footnote 53.
More importantly here, though, one might critique Nolan's optimism at being able
to find (the real thoughts of) the real Jesus behind the New Testament texts. The
different waves of research into the historical Jesus have borne many results, but
none definitive. All researchers tend to find their own Jesus (by now a well-known
 ...

Big Jesus

Author: Jimmy R. Watson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498200494
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“A New Christianity for a New World.” Wikipedia. Online: http://en.wikipedia.org/
wiki/A_New_Christianity_for_a_New_World. Nolan, Albert. Jesus Before
Christianity. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1996. ———. Jesus Today: A Spirituality of
Radical Freedom. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2006. Pagitt, Doug. A Christianity Worth
Believing: Hope-Filled, Open-Armed, Alive-and-Well Faith for the Left Out, Left
Behind, and Let Down in Us All. San Francisco: JosseyBass, 2008. Pagitt, Doug,
and Tony Jones ...

Different Visions Of Love

Author: Brian Griffith
Publisher: Brian Griffith
ISBN: 1432717596
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And by these early scenes in the gospels, Jesus had already unleashed a vision
that the world could never forget. In this chapter I want to focus on the period of
Jesus' earthly life only. Because clearly there was a movement of Jesus' followers
before the crucifixion. As Albert Nolan put it, there was a “Jesus before
Christianity”. Later people would speak of Jesus' death and its importance for the
world. They would call him the crucified and risen Lord. But even if Jesus could
anticipate ...