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An Introduction to New Testament Christology

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The leading U.S. Catholic scholar on the Bible explores the identity of Jesus in the New Testament.
Paperback, 226 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Paulist Press (first published August 18th 1994)
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Patti Clement
Aug 12, 2012 Patti Clement rated it it was amazing
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This was one of my textbooks used in my Spiritual Direction certification programs. I loved it. It was my first exposure to an in depth discussion about what I had experienced most of my life in terms of who Jesus was in respect to the role he plays in the divine plan. In a nutshell it is a very thorough evaluation of how Jesus came to be acknowledged by his followers in the various terms we commonly refer to him as:

Messiah
Annointed King of David's lineage
Christ
Jesus Christ
Rabbi
Prophet
High Prie
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Dennis Wahlquist
Sep 07, 2015 Dennis Wahlquist rated it really liked it
This is a very accessible book by a fine Catholic biblical scholar. His goal is to provide an introduction to the New Testament's view of Christ and covers what Christ seem to think of himself as well as the disciples and others. It is a good start if you want to dig more into the early church's evolving view of Christ.
Nicholas Quient
Tempered, even-handed, cautious (to a fault), a wonderful little book. His appendix on the texts that deal with Jesus being called God is helpful, even if I don't agree with several of his designations. Overall, reverential and intellectually honest. I must read more of R.E. Brown!
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Helpful to know which texts are clearest representation of Jesus' divine nature. Overall, too skeptical.
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Roman Catholic priest, member of Society of Saint-Sulpice and a prominent biblical scholar, esteemed by not only his colleagues of the same confession. One of the first Roman Catholic scholars to apply historical-critical analysis to the Bible.
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