What Did Jesus Look Like?

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Bloomsbury T&T Clark #ad - His image adorns countless churches, icons, and paintings. Leading christian Origins scholar Joan E. Everyone can conjure an image of Jesus: usually as a handsome, white man with flowing locks and pristine linen robes. But what did jesus really look like? Is our popular image of Jesus overly westernized and untrue to historical reality?This question continues to fascinate.

He is the subject of millions of statues, sculptures, devotional objects and works of art. Taylor surveys the historical evidence, and the prevalent image of Jesus in art and culture, to suggest an entirely different vision of this most famous of men. Jesus christ is arguably the most famous man who ever lived.

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Seeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage

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Eerdmans #ad - Gary A. Anderson markus Bockmuehl Sarah Coakley Brian E. Their perspectives are richly informed by Scripture, testimony from the church's past, and experience of the risen Jesus in the present. Contributors: Dale C. Placher katherine Sonderegger David C. L. Katherine Grieb Richard B. In view of the proliferation of conflicting images of Jesus in the church, in the academy, and in popular culture, it is no wonder that his identity sometimes appears more elusive than ever.

Seeking the identity of jesus brings together an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars -- from the fields of biblical studies, theology, and church history -- to focus on the complex problems surrounding the quest for the historical Jesus. Allison Jr. Moberly William C. Daley beverly Roberts Gaventa A.

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Images of Jesus Christ in Islam: 2nd Edition

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Continuum #ad - Its originality lies in its comprehensive presentation of relevant sources and research and its discussion of Islamic images of Christ in the wider context of Muslim-Christian relations. This book's distinctive contribution lies in its dialogical perspective in the perennial area of interest of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations.

Oddbjørn leirvik provides a comprehensive introduction to a breadth of Muslim traditions through an examination of interpretations of Jesus throughout history, whilst also examining historic tensions between Islam and Christianity. Images of jesus christ in islam 2nd edition provides a general introduction to the question of Jesus Christ in Islam and a dialogical discussion of this issues' importance for Christian-Muslim relations.

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Christians, Muslims, and Mary: A History

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Paulist Press #ad - This book focuses on history, and the use sometimes polemical, sometimes irenic of Mary as either a bridge or barrier between Islam and Christianity. Moving through history, views of Mary's role in Christian-Muslim relations have constantly shifted back and forth from bridge to barrier and back again. It is not a comparative theology of mary in both traditions; rather it focuses on how Mary has functioned within the Christian theology of Islam over time and to a lesser degree, in the Islamic theology of Christianity.

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Jesus in the World's Faiths: Leading Thinkers from Five Religions Reflect on His Meaning

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Orbis Books #ad - What jesus as his teachings mean to contemporary Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, and Christians in the context of their traditions and in their personal faith experiences.

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The Muslim Jesus: Sayings and Stories in Islamic Literature Convergences: Inventories of the Present

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Harvard University Press #ad - This work presents in english translation the largest collection ever assembled of the sayings and stories of Jesus in Arabic Islamic literature. An invaluable resource for the history of religions, assimilated the towering religious figure of another, that of Islam, the collection documents how one culture, that of Christianity.

Used book in Good Condition. As such, it is a work of great significance for the understanding of both, and of profound implications for modern-day intersectarian relations and ecumenical dialogue. Tarif khalidi's introduction and commentaries place the sayings and stories in their historical context, showing how and why this "gospel" arose and the function it served within Muslim devotion.

The Muslim Jesus: Sayings and Stories in Islamic Literature Convergences: Inventories of the Present #ad - The sayings and stories, some 300 in number and arranged in chronological order, show us how the image of this Jesus evolved throughout a millennium of Islamic history. In doing so, it traces a tradition of love and reverence for Jesus that has characterized Islamic thought for more than a thousand years.

. The jesus that emerges here is a compelling figure of deep and life-giving spirituality.

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The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians

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Zondervan Academic #ad - T. A highly-readable, one-volume introduction placing the entire New Testament and early Christianity in its original context, it is the only such work by distinguished scholar and author N. The new testament in its world is your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians.

It presents the new testament books as historical,  and social phenomena located in the world of Second Temple Judaism, literary,  amidst Greco-Roman politics and culture,  and within early Christianity. Written for both classroom and personal use, the benefits of The New Testament in Its World include:A distillation of the life work of N.

Finally: an introduction that captures the excitement of the early Christians, helping today's readers to think like a first-century believer while reading the text responsibly for today. Wright on the new testament with input from michael birdhistorical context that situates jesus and the early church within the history, maps, diagrams, charts, and religion of second temple Judaism and the Greco-Roman worldMajor sections on the historical Jesus, and that provide commentary on contents along with implications for the Christian lifeUp-to-date discussions of textual criticism and the canonization of the New TestamentA concluding chapter dedicated to living the story of the New TestamentAvailable Video and Workbook companion resources to enhance learning and experience the world of the New TestamentIllustrated with visually rich pictures, culture, and Paul's chronology and theologySurveys of each New Testament book that discuss their significance, the resurrection of Jesus, critical topics like authorship and date, and artwork; plentiful sidebars provide additional explanations and insights Used book in Good Condition.

The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians #ad - Tom Wright. An ideal guide for students,  the New Testament in Its World addresses the many difficult questions faced by those studying early Christianity. Both large and small, writing, how do we recover the excitement of what it was like to live as christians in the first or second centuries?In short, these questions include:What is the purpose of the New Testament?What was the first-century understanding of the kingdom?What is the real meaning of the resurrection in its original context?What really were the Gospels?Who was Paul and why are his letters so controversial?As twenty-first-century people, The New Testament in Its World brings together decades of ground-breaking research, and teaching into one volume that will open readers' eyes to the larger world of the New Testament.

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Oil & Water: Two Faiths: One God

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CopperHouse #ad - Oil & water: two faiths One God confronts these popular perceptions head-on. Written for christians by Muslim world-religions scholar Amir Hussain, the book is divided into two parts. They are like oil and water. In the end, the metaphor of oil and water is an interesting one for the reality of conflict and the hope for reconciliation between Islam and Christianity today.

Used book in Good Condition. Having provided a foundation for understanding, including issues of violence and jihad, in Part 2, the roles of women and men, to explore key points for dialogue today, the book moves on, and the mystical tradition within Islam. Islam is a threat to values of the Christian West.

Clearly, they don't mix. Northstone Publishing. Listen to any news broadcast today and the message comes through loud and clear: Islam is a religion of violence and behind every Muslim there lurks a potential terrorist. Part 1, provides an overview of the Islamic faith and of the lives of Muslims in North America today.

Oil & Water: Two Faiths: One God #ad - Chapters focus on the place and identity of muslims in society, the Qur'an, as well as on the importance and role of Muhammad, and basic beliefs and practices The Five Pillars of Islam. The final two chapters look at interfaith dialogue and the practical aspects of being good "neighbours. In all of this, the book invites the reader to a place of reconciliation, to a place where the truth and value of each of these great faith traditions can be recognized and honoured by the other.

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Islam and Christianity

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University of California Press #ad - It also includes a glossary of technical theological terms. Northstone Publishing. Used book in Good Condition. Award-winning scholar john renard illuminates the similarities as well as the differences between Islam and Christianity through a clear exploration of four major dimensions―historical, creedal, institutional, and ethical and spiritual.

University of California Press. In light of the widespread public perception of incompatibility between Islam and Christianity, this book provides a much-needed straightforward comparison of these two great faith traditions from a broad theological perspective. Throughout, the book features comparisons between concrete elements such as creedal statements, prayer texts, and writings from major theologians and mystics.

Islam and Christianity #ad - For western readers in particular, especially those that have emerged in the decade since September 11, this balanced, authoritative work overturns some common stereotypes about Islam, 2001.

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Paul: A Biography

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HarperOne #ad - T. University of California Press. While his influence on Christianity has been profound, N. Wright argues that bible scholars and pastors have focused so much attention on Paul’s letters and theology that they have too often overlooked the essence of the man’s life and the extreme unlikelihood of what he achieved.

To wright, "the problem is that paul is central to any understanding of earliest Christianity, yet Paul was a Jew; for many generations Christians of all kinds have struggled to put this together. Wright contends that our knowledge of Paul and appreciation for his legacy cannot be complete without an understanding of his Jewish heritage.

Paul: A Biography #ad - In this definitive biography, renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. Northstone Publishing. Wright offers a radical look at the apostle Paul, illuminating the humanity and remarkable achievements of this intellectual who invented Christian theology—transforming a faith and changing the world.

For centuries, paul, the apostle who "saw the light on the Road to Damascus" and made a miraculous conversion from zealous Pharisee persecutor to devoted follower of Christ, has been one of the church’s most widely cited saints. T. Giving us a thoughtful, thoughts, wright provides greater clarity of the apostle’s writings, in-depth exploration of the human and intellectual drama that shaped Paul, and ideas and helps us see them in a fresh, innovative way.

Paul is a compelling modern biography that reveals the apostle’s greater role in Christian history—as an inventor of new paradigms for how we understand Jesus and what he accomplished—and celebrates his stature as one of the most effective and influential intellectuals in human history.

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When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation

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Yale University Press #ad - A compelling account of christianity’s jewish beginnings, in their own eyes, working to prepare their world for the impending realization of God’s promises to Israel, end up inaugurating a movement that would grow into the gentile church? Committed to Jesus’s prophecy—“The Kingdom of God is at hand!”—they were, apocalyptic Jewish missionaries, from one of the world’s leading scholars of ancient religion How did a group of charismatic, history’s last generation.

As her account arcs from this group’s hopeful celebration of Passover with Jesus, through their bitter controversies that fragmented the movement’s midcentury missions, to the city’s fiery end in the Roman destruction of Jerusalem, she brings this vibrant apostolic community to life. Used book in Good Condition.

When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation #ad - In this electrifying social and intellectual history, Paula Fredriksen answers this question by reconstructing the life of the earliest Jerusalem community. University of California Press. Fredriksen offers a vivid portrait both of this temple‑centered messianic movement and of the bedrock convictions that animated and sustained it.

. But in history’s eyes, they became the first Christians. Northstone Publishing.

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