Jesus

A Very Brief History

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Helen K. Bond
Very Brief Histories
  • London, England: 
    Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
    , March
     2018.
     128 pages.
     $14.99.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780281075997.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Part One: The History (What do we know?) This brief historical introduction to Jesus assesses his impact on the world as it was at the time and outlines the key ideas and values connected with him. It explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the context of his life and teaching, and considers how those factors affected the way he was initially received. Part Two: The Legacy (Why does it matter?) This second part surveys the intellectual and cultural 'afterlife' of Jesus, exploring the ways in which his impact has lasted. Why does he continue to be so influential, and what aspects of his legacy are likely to endure beyond today and into the future? The book has a brief chronology at the front plus a glossary of key terms and a list of further reading at the back.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Helen K. Bond is Professor of Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh.

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