The Changing Faces of JesusBook - 2001
A world-renowned scholar explores the New Testament writings about Jesus that have defined two millennia of Christian belief, worship, and speculationGeza Vermes is internationally recognized for his pioneering biblical scholarship as well as for his definitive English-language translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Now, in his latest work, he takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the New Testament to reveal the true historical figure of Jesus hidden beneath the oldest Gospels.How was this Palestinian charismatic transformed by later generations into the heavenly savior elaborated by the Christian Church? Vermes acts as a sensitive, learned, and thought-provoking guide. His brilliant account presents the fruit of both a lifetime's scholarship and a lifelong quest to understand a solitary giant among Jewish prophets.
Publisher: New York : Viking Compass, 2001
Edition: First American edition
Branch Call Number: 232 J4997V 2001
Characteristics: 324 pages : map ; 24 cm