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Believing that a firm basis for understanding Jesus could be found in the sources of the Bible, Purinton undertook to justify such sources as Paul’s letters and the gospels as authentic source material for the life of Jesus. He examined all the books of the New Testament, but with the realization that not all of the Epistles add to our knowledge of who Jesus was. Purinton wished to make Jesus accessible by means of a scholarly study of his life, in this venture his book has few equals even today.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-59333-953-1
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Aug 5,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 228
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-59333-953-1
$134.20
$80.52

Unlike so many books concerning the New Testament written by academics during the 1930s, Purinton’s The Reinterpretation of Jesus in the New Testament endeavors to keep the person of Jesus firmly entrenched in his approach to understanding the New Testament. Believing that a firm basis for understanding Jesus could be found in the sources of the Bible, Purinton undertook to justify such sources as Paul’s letters and the gospels as authentic source material. Not eschewing scholarly developments, such as Q or biblical criticism, for understanding Jesus, the book sets out to describe the life, teachings, and death of Jesus, based primarily on the Gospel of Mark. This is followed by an examination of the later books of the New Testament, but with the realization that not all of the Epistles add to our knowledge of who Jesus was. Purinton wished to make Jesus accessible by means of a scholarly study of his life, in this venture his book has few equals even today.

Carl Everett Purinton (1900-1982) earned his doctorate at Yale University and taught at Smith College and Beloit College before moving on the Adelphi College, where he became the chair of the Religion Department. He later became the chair of the religion department at Boston University.

Unlike so many books concerning the New Testament written by academics during the 1930s, Purinton’s The Reinterpretation of Jesus in the New Testament endeavors to keep the person of Jesus firmly entrenched in his approach to understanding the New Testament. Believing that a firm basis for understanding Jesus could be found in the sources of the Bible, Purinton undertook to justify such sources as Paul’s letters and the gospels as authentic source material. Not eschewing scholarly developments, such as Q or biblical criticism, for understanding Jesus, the book sets out to describe the life, teachings, and death of Jesus, based primarily on the Gospel of Mark. This is followed by an examination of the later books of the New Testament, but with the realization that not all of the Epistles add to our knowledge of who Jesus was. Purinton wished to make Jesus accessible by means of a scholarly study of his life, in this venture his book has few equals even today.

Carl Everett Purinton (1900-1982) earned his doctorate at Yale University and taught at Smith College and Beloit College before moving on the Adelphi College, where he became the chair of the Religion Department. He later became the chair of the religion department at Boston University.

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  • PREFACE (page 7)
  • CONTENTS (page 9)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 11)
  • CHAPTER I: PAUL AND HIS INTERPRETATION OF JESUS (page 17)
  • CHAPTER II: THE GOSPELS IN THE MAKING (page 25)
  • CHAPTER III: THE GOSPEL OF MARK INTERPRETS JESUS (page 32)
  • CHAPTER IV: THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW INTERPRETS JESUS (page 40)
  • CHAPTER V: THE GOSPEL OF LUKE INTERPRETS JESUS (page 48)
  • CHAPTER VI: THE EARLIEST SOURCES FOR A KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS (page 57)
  • CHAPTER VII: NAZARETH OF GALILEE (page 67)
  • CHAPTER VIII: A DECISIVE EVENT: THE BAPTISM (page 77)
  • CHAPTER IX: THE CHOICE OF AN IDEAL: THE TEMPTATION (page 83)
  • CHAPTER X: "CAPERNAUM BY THE SEA" (page 92)
  • CHAPTER XI: JESUS AND MIRACLES (page 100)
  • CHAPTER XII: JESUS' USE OF PARABLES (page 109)
  • CHAPTER XIII: THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: RIGHT-MINDEDNESS (page 119)
  • CHAPTER XIV: THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: REGARD FOR PERSONALITY (page 128)
  • CHAPTER XV: PROPHET VERSUS PRIEST (page 137)
  • CHAPTER XVI: "HE SET HIS FACE TOWARD JERUSALEM" (page 148)
  • CHAPTER XVII: JESUS, THE MESSIAH OF JERUSALEM CHRISTIANS: ACTS (page 161)
  • CHAPTER XVIII: THE APOCALYPTIC INTERPRETATION OF JESUS: REVELATION (page 168)
  • CHAPTER XIX: AN APPEAL TO LOYALTY: HEBREWS (page 176)
  • CHAPTER XX; JESUS AS LIFE, LIGHT, LOVE: THE LETTERS OF JOHN (page 183)
  • CHAPTER XXI: THE CHRIST OF EXPERIENCE: THE FOURTH GOSPEL (page 192)
  • APPENDIX (page 201)
  • NOTES: CHAPTER I: PAUL AND HIS INTERPRETATION OF JESUS (page 203)
  • SUGGESTIONS FOR STUDY: CHAPTER I: PAUL AND HIS INTERPRETATION OF JESUS (page 211)
  • A LIST OF PARABLES PARABLES IN MARK ONLY (page 223)
  • A LIST OF USEFUL BOOKS (page 225)
  • INDEX (page 229)