Jesus and the Fundamentalism of His Day

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2001 - Religion - 156 pages
Jesus and the Fundamentalism of His Day is a deconstructive view of the Gospels (in the Jesus Seminar mode) that sets each Gospel writer beside the others -- and beside the hypothetical source document Q -- to show that Jesus' primary message was compassion for human beings, even when such compassion subordinated the demands of Scripture.
 

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One of the finest short studies of Authorial Audience and the gospels. Gospel writers depended on proto-gospel accounts and sayings sources, but communities of early Christians provide the basis for ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
BEFORE MARK People Matter Most Not Laws
12
MARK Dispensing with Externals
31
Dispensing with Nothing but Getting the Priorities Right
53
MATTHEW Radical Obedience to Gods Law
71
LUKE Radical Commitment to People in Need and to Israel
96
JOHN Sole Loyalty to Life and Truth
123
Interpreting Scripture Today
138
For Further Reading
147
Scripture Reference Index
152
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About the author (2001)

William Loader is professor emeritus of New Testament at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, and extraordinary professor at North-West University, South Africa. His many other books include The New Testament with Imagination: A Fresh Approach to Its Writings and Themes and Making Sense of Sex: Attitudes towards Sexuality in Early Jewish and Christian Literature.

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