A survey of Christ's life in an evangelical perspective—concise and thorough at once.
Well-known New Testament scholar and theologian Donald Guthrie seeks to give an up-to-date account of the background, sources, and historical outline of the life of Jesus. Any quest for the historical Jesus is faced with immediate challenges, and in some places this quest has fallen out of favor entirely—but the Christian faith is an historic faith, and it necessarily attaches great importance to its historic beginnings.
A Shorter Life of Christ discusses the background and historical sources as an important prelude to attempting an outline of the life of Christ. Guthrie recognizes that there are problems surrounding the history of Jesus and these must not be minimized. The most important of them are discussed in the following pages. . .
Chapters are organized in such a way as to make this a welcoming read for the student and anyone looking for an overall introduction to the life of Our Lord and Savior:
- The Background to the Life of Jesus
- Various Approaches to the Life of Jesus
- Literary Sources for the Life of Jesus
- The Early Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ
- The Galilean Ministry
- The Closing Period
- The Teaching of Jesus
- The Miracles of Jesus
- Jesus Christ in Early Christian Thought