The First Christian: Universal Truth in the Teachings of Jesus

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In this book Paul Zahl seeks a broader understanding of the life and teachings of Jesus. What was it within his message that burst his first-century Jewish context? What was creative, fresh, and universal about his message? What did Jesus maintain, within his own setting and period, that is still true and applicable today? In pursuing these questions, Zahl swims against the current of modern scholarship, arguing that Jesus was more "Christian" than "Jewish." Jesus' teaching concerning the kingdom of God is replete with ...

The First Christian: Universal Truth in the Teachings of Jesus 2003, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI

ISBN-13: 9780802821102

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