God's Equal Hardback

What Can We Know About Jesus' Self-understanding?

by Sigurd Grindheim;


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God's Equal

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This is an examination of Jesus' claims in the gospels to be 'God's Equal' with reference to the historical Jesus and the Christology of the early church. In this book Sigurd Grindheim argues that Jesus implicitly claimed to be God's equal and that the Synoptic Gospels on the basis of these claims developed their Christology of Jesus as God's Son. The argument unfolds through analysis of the gospel accounts regarding Jesus' claims to inaugurate the kingdom of God, his understanding of his miracles, his forgiveness of sins, his expectation to be the ultimate judge of all the world, his claim to speak with an authority that matches that of the Mosaic law, the absolute demands he made to his disciples, and his appropriation for himself of metaphors that in the Scriptures of Israel were exclusively used of YHWH. Furthermore Grindheim traces these claimes back to the Historical Jesus. Through a comprehensive examination of the primary sources, Grindheim argues that Jesus' claims go beyond the claims made on behalf of human and even angelic beings within Second Temple Judaism. Jesus presents himself in a role that in a Jewish context was reserved for YHWH.Formerly the "Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement", a book series that explores the many aspects of New Testament study including historical perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and theological, cultural and contextual approaches. "The Early Christianity in Context" series, a part of JSNTS, examines the birth and development of early Christianity up to the end of the third century CE. The series places Christianity in its social, cultural, political and economic context. "European Seminar on Christian Origins" and "Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus Supplement" are also part of "JSNTS".

God's Equal by Sigurd Grindheim was published by Continuum in August 2011. The ISBN for God's Equal is 9780567431110.

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Page last updated 23rd January 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (August 2011)
Weight599g
Number of Pages272
Thickness25 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567431110
ISBN-100567431118
Product Code3975491
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