The First Christian: Universal Truth in the Teachings of Jesus Paperback

Universal Truth in the Teachings of Jesus

by Paul F.M. Zahl;


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The First Christian: Universal Truth in the Teachings of Jesus

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In this book Paul Zahl seeks a broader understanding of the life and teachings of Jesus. What was it within his message that burst his first-century Jewish context? What was creative, fresh, and universal about his message? What did Jesus maintain, within his own setting and period, that is still true and applicable today? In pursuing these questions, Zahl swims against the current of modern scholarship, arguing that Jesus was more "Christian" than "Jewish." Jesus' teaching concerning the kingdom of God is replete with Christian perspectives on human nature and salvation, and his insights into original sin and grace are closer to core Christianity than much recent literature acknowledges. Drawing from both Jewish and Christian thinkers, Zahl shows Jesus to be a saving figure, a christological figure, even a radically Protestant figure. Zahl also brings his fresh perspective into present-day focus by showing how Jesus' dynamic teachings still have worldwide impact. Zahl writes both as a highly trained theologian and as a pastor who recognizes that scholarship stands in the service of discipleship.;In "The First Christian" he renders the contemporary "quest for the historical Jesus" not only accessible but also relevant to the life of faith. Students of the Bible and general readers alike will be enriched by his compelling portrait of a Christian, universal Jesus.

The First Christian: Universal Truth in the Teachings of Jesus by Paul F.M. Zahl was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in July 2003 and is our 57270th best seller. The ISBN for The First Christian: Universal Truth in the Teachings of Jesus is 9780802821102.

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Page last updated 10th September 2015
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (July 2003)
Weight233g
Number of Pages152
Thickness8 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780802821102
ISBN-100802821103
Product Code12962
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