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.
|Place of Publication||Eugene, Oregon, USA|
|Number of pages||292|
|ISBN (Print)||9781620324806, 9781498287500|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Name||Studies in Peace and Scripture|
|Publisher||Series not linked to a single publisher|