The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man
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A thorny historical issue handled with artistry and imaginationThe epithet "the son of the man" (or "the Human Being") in the Gospels has been a highly debated topic. Wink uses this phrase to explore not only early Christology but the anthropology articulated in the Gospels. Jesus apparently avoided designations such as Messiah, Son of God, or God, though these titles were...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published December 7th 2001 by Augsburg Fortress (first published November 1st 2001)
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Jul 27, 2014 David rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Brilliant, evocative work that reveals an obscure but potentially paradigm-altering facts about Jesus and Gospels unknown to most Christians dead or alive. How weird is that, huh?
Subtitled "Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man" (which literally translates the familiar Greek epithet's unusual phrasing), in a wide range of books from those wrestling with the record of the Gospels, this book continues to stand out after several years. Guaranteed to provoke productive thought, and most highly recommended.
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Dr. Walter Wink is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Interpretation at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. Previously, he was a parish minister and taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. In 1989-1990 he was a Peace Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace.

His newer works include:

The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man
(Fortress Press, 2001.)

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