Redescribing Jesus' Divinity Through a Social Science Theory

An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Forgiveness and Divine Identity in Ancient Judaism and Mark 2:1-12

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Beniamin Pascut
  • Tübingen, Germany: 
    Mohr Siebeck
    , July
     254 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Donald Hartley forthcoming.


In what form, if at all, can we speak of the divinity of Jesus in the marvelous gospel? Traditional approaches have been concerned only with questions of historical precedents in the Greco-Roman empire, the intertextuality of the Gospels, the position of the so-called middle-class people, and the strict or flexible characteristics of Jewish monotheism, without a conceptual framework, the uniqueness of identity or unity Identity. In this interdisciplinary monograph, Beniamin Pascut applies a theory from the social sciences to re-evaluate a long-standing debate about the divinity of Jesus and his power to forgive sins, and asserts that Markus' Jesus is not only a divine being but that He is included in the identity of the one God.

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

Beniamin Pascut Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Joseph & Alice McKeen Study Center.


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