In Jesus: A Gospel Portrait, Fr. Donald Senior has thoroughly revised and updated his clasic and widely-used study of the biblical Jesus so that it provides full information on the latest insights into the infancy narratives and the resurrection accounts of the gospels, and gives readers an excellent bibliography for further study. He has even included questions for study and reflection at the end of each chapter so that this volume will be even more readily usable as a textbook for study in classes or groups. Father Senior gives a fresh and appealing portrait of Jesus' life within his Jewish heritage and in the context of the land, culture and history of the first century. He shows how the gospels developed as they expanded further this experience and message of Jesus within the groups that make up the gospel drama, such as his disciples, women, and outcasts from society.
This book leads the reader to the mystery, power, and amazing freshness of the biblical Jesus.