Jesus in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, 2003 - Religion - 984 pages

This unique multidisciplinary study views Jesus as one of the most central figures in history with a wide-ranging impact on society, literature, art, and philosophy.


Jesus in History, Thought, and Culture distills 2,000 years of thinking about Jesus into two intriguing volumes. In more than 200 A-Z entries, internationally recognized scholars summarize views of Jesus from the Gospel writers to contemporary theologians. Not only does the book explore Christian liturgy and worship--including the long-lasting 4th- and 5th-century schisms over whether Jesus is human or divine--but it examines the position of Jesus in the traditions of other world religions, such as Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism.

Even outside religion, little has been untouched by Jesus's influence. Jesus affected social and political theory in his time and continues to do so today. The encyclopedia also explores his changing image in art, sculpture, music, and literature, pulling disparate fields of study into one powerful resource. Scholars, students of theology and world religions, and other interested readers will all welcome this unique resource.


  • Over 200 wide-ranging A-Z entries on the religious and secular influence of Jesus
  • Over 100 contributors, including distinguished international scholars from many religious traditions
  • 80 photos, including key works of devotional art from 2,000 years of religious painting and sculpture
  • Numerous bibliographic references covering a wide variety of writing about Jesus

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Contents

A
1
B
115
C
151
D
195
E
209
F
279
G
309
H
327
N
637
O
661
P
673
Q
707
R
711
S
751
T
831
V
859

I
369
J
419
K
515
L
531
M
585
W
861
Glossary
893
Index
907
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Page 40 - By thine Agony and Bloody Sweat ; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy precious Death and Burial ; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension ; and by the Coming of the Holy Ghost, Good Lord, deliver us.
Page 360 - Jesus! the name that charms our fears, That bids our sorrows cease; 'Tis music in the sinner's ears, 'Tis life, and health, and peace.
Page 350 - Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
Page 792 - But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth : and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
Page 370 - And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
Page 622 - When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be public good; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things...
Page 366 - Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
Page 623 - He said, and stood : But Satan, smitten with amazement, fell...

About the author (2003)

Leslie Houlden is a fellow and professor emeritus at King's College London, London, England.

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