A study of the relationship between early Christian belief about Jesus and Jesus' own teaching, and the problem that the Gospels, while professing to record the teaching of Jesus do so through the eyes of early Christians. An important contribution to the debate about the relationship between early Christian belief about Jesus and Jesus' own teaching, and the problem that the Gospels, while professing to record the teaching of Jesus do so through the eyes of early Christians. The study underlines the questions over the authenticity of the Gospel references to Jesus as the Son of Man and how the early church understood the concept. Higgins argues that Jesus thought of himself as Son of God and used the Son of man idea to denote himself 'reinstalled in his heavenly seat...exercising his intercessory or judicial functions'. A feature of the book is a discussion of the Son of man Christology of the gospel of John.
Angus John Brockhurst Higgins was Senior Lecturer in New Testament Language and Literature at the University of Leeds. Publications: The Lord's Supper in the New Testament, 1952 The Historicity of the Fourth Gospel, 1960 New Testament Apocrypha, 1963 Jesus and the Son of Man, 1964 The Tradition about Jesus, 1969
Contents: Preface Abbreviations 1 INTRODUCTION 2 THE SON OF MAN IN MARK 3 THE SON OF MAN IN LUKE 4 THE SON OF MAN IN MATTHEW 5 THE SON OF MAN IN Q 6 THE SON OF MAN ELSEWHERE THAN IN THE GOSPELS 7 THE SON OF MAN IN THE FOURTH GOSPEL 8 JESUS AND THE SON OF MAN Index of Modern Authors Index of References