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A New Vision for Israel: The Teachings of Jesus in National Context
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The most important development in historical Jesus studies is the recent attempt to understand the ministry of Jesus in "political" terms. In calling the nation of Israel to repentance, Jesus served as a national prophet concerned with the salvation of Israel. This excellent study by Scot McKnight furthers this line of inquiry by showing how Jesus' teachings are to be understood in relation to his role as a political figure. McKnight looks closely at Jesus' teachings on God, the kingdom, and ethics, demonstrating in each case how Jesus' mission to restore Israel brings these teachings into a bold new light.
"For those interested in the quest for the historical Jesus, reading this book is like sitting at the Master's feet in a dusty synagogue in Capernaum or Nazareth. Writing with a careful eye to scholars and students alike, McKnight judiciously exposes how much of Jesus' teaching was directed to the nation of Israel in its role as God's holy people in the first-century Mediterranean world. Providing as an added bonus a lucid and comprehensive guide to recent scholarship on the subject, McKinght gives us one of the freshest and most compelling contributions to the continuing question, 'Who really was this Jesus?' Bravo!"
—L.D. Hurst University of California, Davis
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About the Author
Scot McKnight is the Karl A. Olsson Professor of Religious Studies at North Park University in Chicago, Illinois.
Table of Contents
1. The Vision of Jesus: A Preliminary Sketch
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