The Blackwell Companion to Jesus  -     By: Delbert Burkett
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The Blackwell Companion to Jesus

John Wiley & Sons / 2010 / Hardcover

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Jesus has become one the world's great celebrities, so some of what you hear about him is quite bizarre. Burkett has relied on an international cast of contributors to evaluate Jesus in the New Testament; the early church; other world religions; modern history and theology; art, fiction, and film. Masterful, eye-opening. 552 pages, hardcover.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 552
Vendor: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 140519362X
ISBN-13: 9781405193627
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Series: Blackwell Companions to Religion

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Publisher's Description

The Blackwell Companion to Jesus features a comprehensive collection of essays that explore the diverse ways in which Jesus has been imagined or portrayed from the beginnings of Christianity to the present day.  

  • Considers portrayals of Jesus in the New Testament and beyond, Jesus in non-Christian religions, philosophical and historic perspectives, modern manifestations, and representations in Christian art, novels, and film
  • Comprehensive scope of coverage distinguishes this work from similar offerings
  • Examines both Christian and non-Christian perspectives on Jesus, including those from ethnic and sexual groups, as well as from other faiths
  • Offers rich and rewarding insights which will shape our understanding of this influential figure and his enduring legacy

Author Bio

Delbert Burkett is Professor of Religious Studies at Louisiana State University. He is the author of The Son of Man Debate: A History and Evaluation (1999), An Introduction to the New Testament and Origins of Christianity (2002), and Rethinking the Gospel Sources: From Proto-Mark to Mark (2004).

Editorial Reviews

"This Companion will be a necessary part of any serious theological library. The essays are consistently strong and present invaluable orientations to their assigned topic. The real success of this book lies in bringing together perspectives on Jesus from so many sources of attention: texts, culture, history, various theologies, worldwide Christianity, world religions and media. Strongly recommended." (Journal for the Study of The New Testament, 2012)
"This is another excellent contribution to religious scholarship by Wiley-Blackwell. Chapters are scholarly but readable for the more general enquirer and some have illustrations, an unusual feature for this series of books. This volume is highly recommended for any library that has strong religious collections, whether Christian or not, and should endure for some years as a standard work in the field." (Reference Reviews, 2011)
"No collection of essays better represents the remarkable diversity in the approaches to the elusive Jesus of Nazareth ... Recommended: upper-level undergraduates and above." (Choice, 1 May 2011)
"Burkett has assembled an extraordinary collection of essays that invites a wide readership." (Books News, 2011)
"An imaginative collection of essays ... No fewer than 32 authors … have been recruited to write essays, all about 15 pages in length, and there is hardly any overlap among them, even in dealing with basic New Testament texts. The editor, Delburt Burkett, is to be commended." (The Journal of Theological Studies, 2011)

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