The Pope’s Jesus book and the Christologies of the gospels

Show simple item record Weren, Wim J.C. (Wilhelmus Johannes Cornelis) 2011-08-19T06:52:27Z 2011-08-19T06:52:27Z 2011-06
dc.description.abstract This article maps out recent developments in the exegetical investigation of Jesus. It starts with a discussion of the Jesus book by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, in which ‘canonical exegesis’ is used to argue that Johannine Christology is also present in the other gospels and that this Christology actually goes back to Jesus. In this way, the book narrows the gap between the historical Jesus and the Christ of faith. The next section argues for maintaining the multiplicity of images of Jesus as a literary figure that is the fruit of relatively recent approaches: redaction criticism, narrative-semantic analysis and intertextuality. The final section contains a sketch of the current state of research on the historical Jesus and its relevance for Christology. The multiplicity in the literary and historical approaches poses challenges to the further development of Christology. en
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dc.identifier.citation Weren, W.J.C., 2011, ‘The Pope’s Jesus book and the Christologies of the gospels’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 67(1), Art. #831, 6 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v67i1.831 en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v67i1.831
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2011. The Authors. Licensee: OpenJournals Publishing. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Christology en
dc.subject Jesus book en
dc.subject Ratzinger, Joseph, 1927- en
dc.subject Gospels en
dc.subject Exegetical methodology en
dc.subject Historical Jesus en
dc.subject Johannine theology en
dc.subject.lcsh Jesus Christ -- Person and offices en
dc.subject.lcsh Benedict XVI, Pope, 1927- .Jesus von Nazareth en
dc.subject.lcsh Jesus Christ -- History of doctrines en
dc.title The Pope’s Jesus book and the Christologies of the gospels en
dc.type Article en

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