The Jesus Scandals: Why He Shocked His Contemporaries (and Still Shocks Today)

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  • Copyright: 2012-05-08
  • Publisher: Kregel Pubns
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Although Western culture has been shaped for centuries by Christian teaching, a closer study of the Bible reveals thatwe routinely ignore the uncomfortable heart of New Testament ethics. It's too extreme, too confrontational. Even Christians pander to the world's way of thinking, making the astonishing bland.

Author Biography

Dr David Instone-Brewer is a Senior Research Fellow at Tyndale House, Cambridge, a Baptist minister and a biblical scholar. In addition to his academic books and papers, he is the author of popular articles and books including Divorce and Remarriage in the Church.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Why Look for Scandals?p. 11
Scandals in Jesus' Life
Illegitimate Birthp. 16
Ineligible Bachelorp. 22
Fraudulent Miraclesp. 27
Bad Table Mannersp. 33
Alcohol Abusep. 38
Disruptive Worshipp. 43
Exposing Temple Scamsp. 49
Supplanting Passoverp. 54
Contemplating Suicidep. 60
Censored Arrest Warrantp. 65
Shameful Executionp. 71
Embarrassing Resurrectionp. 76
Scandals Among Jesus' Friends
Mary Magdalenep. 82
Judas Iscariotp. 88
Second-rate Disciplesp. 93
The Unchosenp. 102
The Cursedp. 106
Prostitutesp. 111
Scandals in Jesus' Teaching
Child Abusep. 118
Hypocrisyp. 122
Polygamyp. 126
No-fault Divorcep. 132
Marital Abusep. 140
Unfair Loansp. 147
Oaths and Cursesp. 153
Bitterness and Hatredp. 158
Good and Bad Luckp. 163
God-sent Disastersp. 168
Unforgivable Blasphemyp. 173
Eternal Tormentp. 178
Further Readingp. 185
Indexp. 187
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