9780664255138

The Method and Message of Jesus' Teachings

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  • ISBN13:

    9780664255138

  • ISBN10:

    0664255132

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1995-01-01
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp
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Summary

This useful and practical book provides the college student, seminarian, church study group, and interested lay person with a much-needed introductory guide on the "how" (method) and the "what" (message) of Jesus' teachings. In this revised edition, Robert Stein updates his classic work, adds a new bibliography, and introduces use of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, bringing this important text to a new generation of students.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition xi
Preface to the First Edition xiii
Abbreviations xv
Jesus the Teacher
1(6)
Jesus the Sage
2(1)
Jesus the Prophet
3(1)
The Language of Jesus
4(3)
The Form of Jesus' Teaching
7(26)
Overstatement
8(3)
Hyperbole
11(1)
Pun
12(2)
Simile
14(1)
Metaphor
15(2)
Proverb
17(1)
Riddle
18(1)
Paradox
19(1)
A Fortiori
20(1)
Irony
21(2)
The Use of Questions
23(2)
Parabolic or Figurative Actions
25(1)
Poetry
26(6)
Synonymous Parallelism
27(1)
Antithetical Parallelism
28(1)
Synthetic Parallelism
28(1)
Step or Climactic Parallelism
29(1)
Chiasmic Parallelism
30(2)
Conclusion
32(1)
The Parables of Jesus
33(27)
The Definition of a Parable
33(5)
Jesus' Use of Parables
38(3)
The Source of the Material for Jesus' Parables
41(1)
The Authenticity of the Parables
42(2)
The Interpretation of the Parables
44(11)
The Early Church Fathers (to 540)
44(3)
The Middle Ages (540-1500)
47(1)
The Reformation and Post-Reformation Period (1500-1888)
48(2)
The Modern Period (1888 to the Present)
50(5)
Some Examples in Interpreting the Parables
55(5)
The Content of Jesus' Teaching: The Kingdom of God
60(22)
The Relationship of the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven
61(4)
The Main Schools of Interpretation
65(4)
The Political School
66(1)
The Noneschatological School
66(1)
The ``Consistent'' Eschatological School
67(2)
The ``Realized'' Eschatological School
69(1)
The Biblical Data
69(7)
The Kingdom of God as a Present Reality
69(5)
The Kingdom of God as a Future Reality
74(2)
The Kingdom of God-A Present Reality and a Future Inheritance
76(6)
The Content of Jesus' Teaching: The Fatherhood of God
82(8)
The Description of God as Father before Jesus
82(1)
The Uniqueness of the Title ``Father'' for God in the Teachings of Jesus
83(3)
The Significance of the Title ``Father'' in the Teachings of Jesus
86(3)
Conclusion
89(1)
The Content of Jesus' Teaching: The Ethics of the Kingdom
90(25)
Various Attempts to Interpret the Ethical Teachings of Jesus
91(8)
The ``Catholic'' Interpretation
92(1)
The ``Utopian'' Interpretation
93(2)
The ``Lutheran'' Interpretation
95(1)
The ``Liberal'' Interpretation
96(1)
The ``Interim Ethic'' Interpretation
97(1)
The ``Existentialist'' Interpretation
98(1)
The Biblical Data
99(10)
The Prerequisite for Entering the Kingdom of God
99(2)
The Need for a New Attitude
101(2)
The Love Command
103(2)
The Place of the Law
105(3)
Grace and Reward in Jesus Teaching
108(1)
A Summary of the Ethical Teachings of Jesus
109(3)
The Originality of Jesus' Ethical Teachings
112(3)
The Content of Jesus' Teaching: Christology
115(38)
The Actions of Jesus
115(4)
The Unique Authority of Jesus
116(1)
The Assumption of Divine Prerogatives by Jesus
117(2)
Jesus' Authority over the Sabbath
119(1)
The Words of Jesus
119(5)
The Authority of Jesus over the Law
120(1)
Jesus' Use of Amen
121(1)
The ``Totalitarian'' Claims of Jesus
122(1)
Jesus' Comparison of Himself with the Old Testament Saints
123(1)
The Titles of Jesus
124(27)
Messiah
124(7)
Son or Son of God
131(4)
Son of Man
135(1)
Background
136(3)
The Use of the Title ``Son of Man'' in the Gospels
139(6)
A Suggested Resolution
145(1)
The Authenticity of the Son of Man Savings
146(4)
The Meaning of the Title ``Son of Man'' for Jesus
150(1)
Conclusion
151(2)
Notes 153(32)
Index of References 185(14)
Index of Authors and Subjects 199

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