Jesus, apocalyptic prophet of the new millennium

This text argues controversially that Jesus, like many of his later followers, proclaimed that God was soon to intervene in human affairs and bring all of history to a screeching halt. Through a careful evaluation of the New Testament Gospels and other surviving sources, including the more recently...

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Main Author: Ehrman, Bart D.
Corporate Authors: ebrary, Inc., ProQuest (Firm)
Format: Book Electronic
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series:ebrary Academic religion & philosophy
Academic complete, religion & philosophy
Online Access: Access restricted to individuals currently affiliated with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary
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Table of Contents:
  • The end of history as we know it
  • Who was Jesus? Why it's so hard to know
  • How did the gospels get to be this way?
  • Looking about a bit: non-Christian sources for the historical Jesus
  • Looking about a bit more: other Christian sources for the historical Jesus
  • Moving on to the past: how can we reconstruct the life of Jesus?
  • Finding a fit: Jesus in context
  • Jesus the apocalyptic prophet
  • The apocalyptic teaching of Jesus
  • A place for everything: Jesus' other teaching in their apocalyptic context
  • Not in word only: the associates, deeds, and controversies of Jesus in apocalyptic context
  • The last days of Jesus
  • From apocalyptic prophet to lord of all: the afterlife of Jesus
  • Jesus as the prophet of the new millennium: then and now.