I am serious about this—nothing has helped shape my view of Jesus more than the Gospels, read repeatedly as narrative, ethic,and theology—especially looking to see where they challenge my perspectives.
The Words and Works of Jesus Christ
Pentecost looks at the life of Jesus through the lens of all the Gospels. This oriented me in the subject, giving me an appreciation for each Gospel.
The Origins of New Testament Christology
Marshall explains the meaning and background of the key titles applied to Jesus (Lord, Savior, Son of Man), as well as the scholarly debate surrounding them.
The Christology of Jesus
Witherington takes the titles of Christ in conjunction with Jesus' actions and mission.
Jesus and the Victory of God
Wright places Jesus in his Jewish context, showing how the key themes in his life worked together.
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Previous Christianity Today articles on Jesus include:
King Jesus the Disguised | There's a reason it's not easy to spot him. (December 22, 2006)
The Jesus I'd Prefer to Know | Searching for the historical Jesus and finding oneself instead. (December 7, 2008)
The Jesus We Never Got | Elijah stands for what I want in a God: someone to offer an escape route around life's messiest problems. By Philip Yancey (December 8, 1997)
Previous CT articles by Darrell Bock include:
When the Media Became a Nuisance | How to respond to the next blockbuster book/documentary/movie that questions traditional Christianity. (December 12, 2007)
The Good News of Da Vinci | How a ludicrous book can become an opportunity to engage the culture. (January 1, 2004)
No More Hollow Jesus | In focusing so intently on Jesus the man, Peter Jennings' report missed the big picture. (July 3, 2000)
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