Preface 1: A universal icon 2: The sources 3: Jesus in his first-century context 4: Enacting the kingdom of God 5: Teaching the kingdom of God 6: A question of identity 7: Death and a new beginning 8: Jesus in Christian faith
Richard Bauckham was Professor of New Testament and Bishop Wardlaw Professor at the University of St Andrews. He has written many books including Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, which won the 2007 Book Award in Biblical Studies from Christianity Today and The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple: Narrative, History, and Theology in the Gospel of John (2007). He has also written numerous articles and is recognized as a world authority on the New Testament.
Balanced scholarly insight. * The Furrow *
Where the book soars is in Bauckman's introduction to Jesus as a historical figure ... there is a very good possibility that this becomes a standard text in university courses on Jesus and Christianity * Anthony Le Donne, Theology Magazine *
This book is a very good introduction to Jesus as portrayed in the New Testament, with an impressive amount of scholarship in small space, that sheds light on some of the texts and stories which are often read with little appreciation of their contextual richness. * Alan Sage, Literature and Theology *
Bauckman offers a fresh and significantly new methodological angle on the life, ministry and portrayals of Jesus in the four canonical Gospels. ... Chapter by chapter Bauckman's methodological lens sheds new light on a variety of themes and topics in the Gospels. ... I find it difficult to come up with substantial criticism of this book. * Frederik Mulder, Churchman *