The vehement Jesus: Grappling with troubling Gospel texts

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This monograph composes a fresh interpretation of several perplexing passages in the Gospels that challenge the conviction that the mission and message of Jesus were peaceful. Using narrative analysis and various forms of intratextual critique, this book makes the case that Gospel portrayals of the vehement Jesus are compatible with the composite canonical portrait of Jesus as the Messiah of Peace. As a result, this exploration in New Testament theology and ethics contributes to the critical conversation about the role of Jesus' life and teaching in Christian reflection on the morality of violence today.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOregon, USA
PublisherCascade Books
Number of pages292
ISBN (Electronic)9781532642722
ISBN (Print)9781620324806, 9781498287500
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Peace and Scripture
PublisherSeries not linked to a single publisher


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