Revealing a picture of the man from Galilee that reflects both historical accuracy and contemporary relevance, Baggett invites his audience to adjust their understanding of Jesus. Rather than looking at Christ, we look with him at God and neighbor. Discovering why his first followers considered him divine has ultimate significance for life and faith today. 392 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
John F. Baggett is a prolific author of works in anthropology, religion, and psychology. He has been a contributor to many religious and mental health journals, including Image.
Rather than looking at Jesus---the popular conception of the historical Jesus---John Baggett contends that we should instead look with Jesus at the realities of God and neighbor as he perceived them. Baggett incorporates the witness of the key human relationships of Jesus, looking at why those earliest believers and friends considered him divine. Baggett then asks how Christs transcendence can ultimately translate to significance for life and faith in todays story.
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