The Jesus of History, The Christ of Faith
978-1-62795-129-6 | Paperback | 288 pages | 7.25″ x 9″
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An essential guide to one of history’s most celebrated and misunderstood iconoclasts. Jesus Christ combines authoritative scholarship, narrative verve, and superb color illustrations to produce an accessible overview of the life and significance of one of the most influential, complex, and charismatic figures in history. Drawing upon the Gospels and other evidence to present a full and comprehensive account of Jesus’ life, Porter recounts the miracles and other extraordinary episodes, including historical and mythical precedents, to trace the changing interpretations of Jesus through the ages, from revolutionary to mystic to prophet. Including a richly illustrated commentary on Jesus’ many depictions in art by an expert on Christian iconography, this is an essential reference work for any library or home.
The late J.R. Porter was professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Exeter. His publications include The Oxford Companion to the Bible, Harper’s Bible Dictionary, and The Illustrated Guide to the Bible and Jesus Christ.