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Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 288 Vendor: John Wiley & Sons Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 1405170190 ISBN-13: 9781405170192 Availability: Available to ship on or about 01/07/14.
Drawing on examples from literature, art, and popular culture, as well as theology, this engaging book reveals the importance of the question, "whose was he?" in fully understanding the life and legacy of Jesus.
A concise, accessible and engaging exploration of Jesus's life and enduring influence
Charts the changing global status and influence of Jesus, a Galilean Jew born when the ancient Roman Empire ruled the Mediterranean world, and how he has come to be honored as the Christ and recognized by billions of people around the world
Traces the reception history of Jesus and his story over the past two millennia, through art, literature, and culture, as well as theology
Draws on a fascinating range of materials - from ancient texts, creeds, and theological treatises, to the visual and dramatic arts, including books like The DaVinci Code and films such as The Passion of the Christ
W. Barnes Tatum is Jefferson-Pilot Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Greensboro College. He is the author of two books on Jesus: Jesus at the Movies: A Guide to the First Hundred Years (2004) and In Quest of Jesus (1999), along with numerous articles. He is a long-standing member of the Jesus Seminar and is the author of John the Baptist and Jesus: A Report of the Jesus Seminar (1994).
"The author draws on a range of materials, including ancient texts, creeds, theological treatises, and sources from the visual and dramatic arts, such as The Da Vinci Code and The Passion of Christ." (Journal of Contemporary Religion, January 2011)"A topically arranged, select bibliography, chapter endnotes, and a single subject/proper name index enhance this introductory text's classroom usefulness." (CHOICE, January 2010)
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