Jesus Darkly: Remembering Jesus with the New Testament

Jesus Darkly: Remembering Jesus with the New Testament by Rafael Rodriguez 150183911X 9781501839115
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New Testament students have not always been well served by study of the historical Jesus, which tends to segregate Jesus from his significance vis--vis Israels scriptures and Gods agenda as this is developed among the New Testament writers in the living context of a faith communitys memory. The witness of scripture does in fact help us remember Jesus well. From beginning to end, the Bible tells the story of God putting Gods family back together. Its plot develops in multiple, sometimes competing, ways. It exhibits the full range of human emotions and, perhaps surprisingly, it claims that these are also Gods emotions. But on every page, we hear the call of a God whose family has chosen an early inheritance instead of an intimate relationship. That God - pictured as a parent, often a father - beckons Gods children, inviting them to return and to sit at the table, clothed by mercy and affirmed as Gods very family. "Jesus Darkly is profound for the way it sets up conversations about study of the historical Jesus, study of the New Testament Gospels, and study of New Testament Christology. Its also important for the way it situates Jesuss significance within the overarching drama of the Bible. Its importance, though, is matched by its accessibility, the way it welcomes readers to this journey of exploration. We are indebted to Rafael Rodrguez for this rare accomplishment. And we hope for the widest possible readership."--from the foreword to Jesus Darkly by Joel B. Green, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary

Author: Rafael Rodriguez

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 184

Publisher: Abingdon Press

Publication Date: 2018-12-04

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