Jesus, Born of a Slave: The Social and Economic Origins of Jesus' Message (Studies in Bible & Early Christianity v. 37)

Jesus, Born of a Slave: The Social and Economic Origins of Jesus' Message (Studies in Bible & Early Christianity v. 37)

By: Winsome Munro (author)Hardback

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This is an exploration of Jesus' social origins and location in the society of his time. It proposes that Jesus was of slave status because he was born of a woman who was a slave. It also contends that his public career was as a "freedman" with continuing obligations to his former owner. This hypothesis seeks to explain much that is otherwise obscure in the early Christian writings concerning Jesus, and to facilitate reconstruction of his life and crucifixion. The book applies adaptations of methodologies used by the Jesus Seminars of the Westar Institute to determine the historicity of teaching ascribed to Jesus.

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Contents

Jesus as a slave - historical plausibility; in the form of a slave; slave or son? - John's Gospel; slave experience in Jesus' teaching; from slave to slave/child of God - the synoptic gospels and the Acts; an outlaw slave and the Jewish law - the synoptic gospels; a fugitive slave and his community in the synoptic gospels; condemnation and death of an upstart slave; family and birth traditions; conclusions and reflections.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/02/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780773424401
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 712
  • ID: 9780773424401
  • ISBN10: 0773424407

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