The Many Faces of Jesus Christ

The Many Faces of Jesus Christ
Intercultural Christology

by Volker Küster

  • Publisher : SCM Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780334027775
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work offers a compendium of different christologies from Africa, Asia and Latin America, and in so doing provides an introduction to the theologies of the Third World generally. It asks what these christologies have in common and where they differ, and what they mean for ecumenism.

The Many Faces of Christ

The Many Faces of Christ
The Thousand-Year Story of the Survival and Influence of the Lost Gospels

by Philip Jenkins

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-10-13
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 0465066925
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We are often told that early Christianity comprised a vast multitude of strange sects, and that this diversity was wiped out in the fourth century when the Church canonized the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. But how, then, can we explain that the scene of the baby Jesus in the mangerthe central image of the Christmas storyshows the influence of the Protevangelium,” or that our belief that the Serpent in Eden is Satan comes from another so-called Lost Gospel? In [Title TK], Philip Jenkins offers a revelatory new history of Christianity, showing that hundreds of these supposedly lost alternate gospels were never suppressed by the early Church, but instead remained widely influential until the Reformationand continue to play major roles in Christian belief to this day. An authoritative account of the formation of the biblical canon and the evolution of modern faith,[Title TK] restores the Lost Gospels” to their proper place in history and in belief.

The Many Faces of Christ

The Many Faces of Christ
Portraying the Holy in the East and West, 300 to 1300

by Michele Bacci

  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release : 2014-03-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1780233205
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thanks to current portrayals of Jesus of Nazareth, we are apt to think of him as having long hair and a short beard. But, the holy scriptures do not describe Christ’s physiognomy, and his representations are inconsistent in early Christian and medieval arts. How did this long-haired archetype come to be accepted in the late ninth century as the standard iconography of the Son of God? To answer this question, The Many Faces of Christ examines the complex historical and cultural dynamics underlying the making and final establishment of Christ’s image between late antiquity and the early Renaissance. Taking into account a broad spectrum of iconographic and textual sources, Michele Bacci describes the process of creating Christ’s image against the backdrop of ancient and biblical conceptions of beauty and physicality as indicators of moral, ascetic, or messianic qualities. He investigates the increasingly dominant role played by visual experience in Christian religious practice, which promoted belief in the existence of ancient documents depicting Christ’s appearance, and he shows how this resulted in the shaping of portrait-like images that were said to be true to life. With glances at analogous progressions in the Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, and Taoist traditions, this beautifully illustrated book will be of interest to specialists of Late Antique, Byzantine, and medieval studies, as well as anyone interested in the shifting, controversial conceptions of the historical figure of Jesus Christ.

The Many Faces of Faith

The Many Faces of Faith
A Guide to World Religions and Christian Traditions

by Richard R. Losch

  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 2002-05
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780802805218
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Episcopal priest provides an introduction to various world religions and discusses the theological and historical distinctions between the numerous Christian denominations.

The Many Faces of the Christ

The Many Faces of the Christ
The Christologies of the New Testament and Beyond

by Ben Witherington

  • Publisher : Herder & Herder
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this volume the noted scholar Ben Witherington, III discusses in chronological order the New Testament evidence of what the historical Jesus did, what he said, and what those around him believed. Jesus was a complex figure and, like light shining through a prism, reflections on the man who fits no one formula have produced a variety of colors and depths of shade that cannot and should not be all blended into some monochromatic image.

The Gospel According to Mark

The Gospel According to Mark
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 1999-01-01
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 0857860976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave

From Jesus to Christ

From Jesus to Christ
The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus (Second Edition)

by Paula Fredriksen

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2008-10-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0300164106
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

The Many Faces of Deception

The Many Faces of Deception
A Book

by Florence Bulle

  • Publisher : Bethany House Pub
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9780764225444
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides biblical guidelines for examining controversial movements such as the prosperity gospel, inner healing, and many more.

The Many Faces of Christ

The Many Faces of Christ
The Thousand-Year Story of the Survival and Influence of the Lost Gospels

by Philip Jenkins

  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2015-10-13
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0465061613
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The standard account of early Christianity tells us that the first centuries after Jesus' death witnessed an efflorescence of Christian sects, each with its own gospel. We are taught that these alternative scriptures, which represented intoxicating, daring, and often bizarre ideas, were suppressed in the fourth and fifth centuries, when the Church canonized the gospels we know today: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The rest were lost, destroyed, or hidden. In The Many Faces of Christ, the renowned religious historian Philip Jenkins thoroughly refutes our most basic assumptions about the Lost Gospels. He reveals that dozens of alternative gospels not only survived the canonization process but in many cases remained influential texts within the official Church. Whole new gospels continued to be written and accepted. For a thousand years, these strange stories about the life and death of Jesus were freely admitted onto church premises, approved for liturgical reading, read by ordinary laypeople for instruction and pleasure, and cited as authoritative by scholars and theologians. The Lost Gospels spread far and wide, crossing geographic and religious borders. The ancient Gospel of Nicodemus penetrated into Southern and Central Asia, while both Muslims and Jews wrote and propagated gospels of their own. In Europe, meanwhile, it was not until the Reformation and Counter-Reformation that the Lost Gospels were effectively driven from churches. But still, many survived, and some continue to shape Christian practice and belief in our own day. Offering a revelatory new perspective on the formation of the biblical canon, the nature of the early Church, and the evolution of Christianity, The Many Faces of Christ restores these Lost Gospels to their central place in Christian history.

The Christ of the Apocalypse: Contemplating the Faces of Jesus in the Book of Revelation

The Christ of the Apocalypse: Contemplating the Faces of Jesus in the Book of Revelation
A Book

by Msgr. A. Robert Nusca

  • Publisher : Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Release : 2018-06-30
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1945125772
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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That the Apocalypse of John is a “Revelation of Jesus Christ” (Rev 1:1) is a fact too often overlooked by interpreters of this last book of the Bible. As Msgr. A. Robert Nusca’s The Christ of the Apocalypse: Contemplating the Faces of Jesus in the Book of Revelation proposes, beyond predictions of earthquakes and falling stars, St. John articulates from start to finish a multifaceted and compelling portrait of Jesus Christ. Nusca offers an exegetical reading of selected verses of the Book of Revelation, incorporating rich spiritual and pastoral reflections. The Christ of the Apocalypse above all affirms that St. John’s God- and Christ-centered, symbolic universe offers our contemporary world a spiritual place to stand amid the shifting sands of postmodernity. As Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, writes in his Foreword, “Now, as in the first century, Christians face martyrdom, and those who are not called to die for Christ are called to live for Christ in a world which in many ways rejects the Gospel. More than ever, we need the apocalyptic vision, to have our own vision of reality clarified, and to be strengthened in our evangelical witness.”

The Face of Jesus

The Face of Jesus
A Book

by Edward Lucie-Smith,Scala Group S.P.A.

  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Release : 2011-10-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781419700804
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a collection of paintings and images of Jesus throughout the centuries depicting his life, from birth to his crucifixion to his resurrection.

Faces of Poverty, Faces of Christ

Faces of Poverty, Faces of Christ
A Book

by John F. Kavanaugh,Mev Puleo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991-01
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9780883447253
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Changing Faces of Jesus

The Changing Faces of Jesus
A Book

by Geza Vermes

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2001-04-05
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0141912588
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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During his life Jesus did not view himself as divine, nor did his disciples. In THE CHANGING FACES OF JESUS the great scholar Vermes works back through successively earlier accounts of the life of Christ to finally reveal the true, historical figureof Jesus hidden beneath the Gospels: a Palestinian charismatic convinced he had an essential role to play in bringing about the kingdom of God.

The Four Faces of Jesus

The Four Faces of Jesus
Four Gospel Writers, Four Unique Perspectives, Four Personal Encounters, One Complete Picture

by Robert K. McIver

  • Publisher : Pacific PressPub Assn
  • Release : 2000-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780816317226
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Faces of Christ

Faces of Christ
A Book

by Jane Williams

  • Publisher : Lion Pub
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN : 9780745955223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jesus is one of the most often portrayed figures of all time. But what do all of his faces - in art from different ages and around the world - tell us about him? In this beautiful book images of Jesus are used to explore his life and legacy, including Jesus as shepherd, Jesus as victor, Jesus as broken, etc. With illuminating text, this book is both visually stunning and textually inspiring. Jane Williams uses the portrayal of Jesus in art to investigate his life and character.

When Narcissism Comes to Church

When Narcissism Comes to Church
Healing Your Community From Emotional and Spiritual Abuse

by Chuck DeGroat

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 2020-03-17
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 0830841997
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chuck DeGroat has been counseling pastors with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, as well as those wounded by narcissistic leaders, for over twenty years. Offering compassion and hope for both narcissists themselves and those affected by its destructive power, DeGroat takes a close look at this insidious issue and imparts wise counsel for churches looking to heal from its systemic effects.

Lord of Light & Shadow

Lord of Light & Shadow
The Many Faces of the God

by D. J. Conway

  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9781567181777
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Those interested in the history of myth and religion may be interested in this examination of the roots of the modern patriarchal religions. It claims they often lie in the older myths of multi-faceted pagan gods.

Hidden Gospels

Hidden Gospels
How the Search for Jesus Lost Its Way

by Philip Jenkins

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2002-12-05
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0199760705
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This incisive critique thoroughly and convincingly debunks the claims that recently discovered texts such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and even the Dead Sea Scrolls undermine the historical validity of the New Testament. Jenkins places the recent controversies surrounding the hidden gospels in a broad historical context and argues that, far from being revolutionary, such attempts to find an alternative Christianity date back at least to the Enlightenment. By employing the appropriate scholarly and historical methodologies, he demonstrates that the texts purported to represent pristine Christianity were in fact composed long after the canonical gospels found in the Bible. Produced by obscure heretical movements, these texts have attracted much media attention chiefly because they seem to support radical, feminist, and post-modern positions in the modern church. Indeed, Jenkins shows how best-selling books on the "hidden gospels" have been taken up by an uncritical, drama-hungry media as the basis for a social movement that could have powerful effects on the faith and practice of contemporary Christianity.

Nine Faces of Christ

Nine Faces of Christ
Quest of the True Initiate

by Eugene E. Whitworth

  • Publisher : Devorss Publications
  • Release : 2012-01
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN : 9780875168623
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The central character of this book is not 'Jesus Christ' as we perceive him, but rather the Eternal Initiate, the Great Candidate of All Religions. It is hoped that as you read you will become so emotionally involved in the problems of this Great Initiate that as he approaches initiation in his preparation for the Final Effort on The Cross, you will feel that you are there." - EUGENE E. WHITWORTH

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
A Book

by Joseph Campbell

  • Publisher : Bollingen Foundation
  • Release : 2004-01-01
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN : 9780691119243
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines myths and folk tales from around the world in an attempt to understand the symbolism of the hero as it appears in the mythologies and religions of mankind.