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Jesus in the Eyes of His Followers: Newly Discovered Manuscripts and Old Christian Confessions
Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins Library Volume 4
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If someone were to ask what it means that Jesus is Christ, most Christians today would probably answer in a very similar manner. But this was not the case in the earliest days of the church. Our understanding of the significance of Christ is called our Christiology. In this book, Petr Pokorny, one of the world's leading authorities on ancient Christologies, describes the various early Christologies which competed and intermingled for two or three centuries after the death of Jesus. He shows where they came from, what happened to them, how they influenced the shape of the New Testament, and how they were supplanted by or incorporated into the resurrection/exaltation Christology of today.
Infomative, interesting, and challenging, this book will not only help the reader get a clearer picture of Early Christianity, it will also enhance an understanding of modern Christian faith.
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About the Author
Petr Pokorný was born in Czechoslovakia in 1933. He holds an Mgr. (M.Div.) degree from the Comenius Faculty of Protestant Theology in Prague and a Ph.D. and a Dr.Sc. from Oxford University. He has served as vicar and minister for two congregations of the Protestant Church of Czech Brethren. He has taught at the Comenius Faculty, the University of Greifsward, and is currently professor, director of the Biblical Institute and dean of the faculty at the Charles University Protestant Faculty of Theology. He has been a visiting professor or substitute at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the University of Tübingen and has presented visiting lectures at more than thirty universities in Europe and the United States.
In 1978, he participated in the third Nag Hammadi expedition. In 1988, he conducted excavations in Jordan with the German Protestant Institute for the Archeology of the Holy Land. He is a member and past president of Sudiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, and a member and past chairman of the Scholarly Forum of the United Bible Societies for Europe and the Middle East. He is now a consultant to the Committee for the Russian Literary Bible Translation and a member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen.
He has published sixteen books and over a hundred papers, articles, and reviews. His wife, Vera, is a child psychologist. They have three daughters, one son, and seven grandchildren.
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