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Jesus and Gospel by Graham N. Stanton

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'Gospel' initially referred to oral proclamation concerning Jesus Christ, but was later used to refer to four written accounts of the life of Jesus. How did this happen? Here, distinguished scholar Graham Stanton uses new evidence and fresh perspectives to tackle this controversial question. He insists that in the early post-Easter period, the Gospel of Jesus Christ was heard against the backdrop of a rival set of 'gospels' concerning the Roman emperors. In later chapters Stanton examines the earliest criticisms of Jesus and of claims concerning his resurrection. Finally, he discusses the early Christian addiction to the codex (book) format as opposed to the ubiquitous roll, and undermines the view that early copies of the Gospels were viewed as downmarket handbooks of an inward looking sect. With half the material previously unpublished and the rest carefully gathered from sources difficult to access, this is a timely study with broad appeal.

In very good condition with minimal bumps to corners and clean pages.

Item details

Author(s):
Graham N. Stanton
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.5x13.5cm
Edition:
2004 Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521008026
ISBN-13:
9780521008020
Number of pages:
239
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Jesus and Gospel

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'Gospel' initially referred to oral proclamation concerning Jesus Christ, but was later used to refer to four written accounts of the life of Jesus. How did this happen? Here, distinguished scholar Graham Stanton uses new evidence and fresh perspectives to tackle this controversial question. He insists that in the early post-Easter period, the Gospel of Jesus Christ was heard against the backdrop of a rival set of 'gospels' concerning the Roman emperors. In later chapters Stanton examines the earliest criticisms of Jesus and of claims concerning his resurrection. Finally, he discusses the early Christian addiction to the codex (book) format as opposed to the ubiquitous roll, and undermines the view that early copies of the Gospels were viewed as downmarket handbooks of an inward looking sect. With half the material previously unpublished and the rest carefully gathered from sources difficult to access, this is a timely study with broad appeal.

In very good condition with minimal bumps to corners and clean pages.

Author(s):
Graham N. Stanton
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.5x13.5cm
Edition:
2004 Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521008026
ISBN-13:
9780521008020
Number of pages:
239
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Jesus and Gospel

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