From Alexander To Jesus

Author by : Ory Amitay
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Scholars have long recognized the relevance to Christianity of the many stories surrounding the life of Alexander the Great, who claimed to be the son of Zeus. But until now, no comprehensive effort has been made to connect the mythic life and career of Alexander to the stories about Jesus and to the earliest theology of the nascent Christian churches. Ory Amitay delves into a wide range of primary texts in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew to trace Alexander as a mythological figure, from his relationship to his ancestor and rival, Herakles, to the idea of his divinity as the son of a god. In compelling detail, Amitay illuminates both Alexander’s links to Herakles and to two important and enduring ideas: that of divine sonship and that of reconciliation among peoples.


Alexander Or Jesus

Author by : William Broad
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : To many people, the four Gospels are seen as biographies of Jesus of Nazareth, who was declared by God to be his Son. To many more, these Gospels are works of theology, incorporating the myths, stories, and legends surrounding a then little-known young Jew who lived two thousand years ago. This book explores the reasons why such a comparatively obscure person should be called "Son of God" soon after his death. William Broad sets stories of Jesus against the backdrop of the religions of the time and shows how St. Paul in Greece chose the mythical title "son of a god" for Jesus as being one that would attract the attention of his Gentile hearers and reveal his great significance. However, Broad notes that Jesus was not the first historical person to have been called a son of god. Alexander the Great had been so titled 350 years before. Alexander or Jesus? explores stories of this remarkable king and shows that these tales significantly affected the way the Gospels declared the Divine Sonship of Jesus. It further reveals that Jesus' birth and his epiphany are not the unique events that many believe.


Alexander Or Jesus

Author by : William Broad
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : To many people, the four Gospels are seen as biographies of Jesus of Nazareth, who was declared by God to be his Son. To many more, these Gospels are works of theology, incorporating the myths, stories, and legends surrounding a then little-known young Jew who lived two thousand years ago. This book explores the reasons why such a comparatively obscure person should be called "Son of God" soon after his death. William Broad sets stories of Jesus against the backdrop of the religions of the time and shows how St. Paul in Greece chose the mythical title "son of a god" for Jesus as being one that would attract the attention of his Gentile hearers and reveal his great significance. However, Broad notes that Jesus was not the first historical person to have been called a son of god. Alexander the Great had been so titled 350 years before. Alexander or Jesus? explores stories of this remarkable king and shows that these tales significantly affected the way the Gospels declared the Divine Sonship of Jesus. It further reveals that Jesus' birth and his epiphany are not the unique events that many believe.


Alexander Or Jesus

Author by : William Broad
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Publisher by : Pickwick Publications
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Description : To many people, the four Gospels are seen as biographies of Jesus of Nazareth, who was declared by God to be his Son. To many more, these Gospels are works of theology, incorporating the myths, stories, and legends surrounding a then little-known young Jew who lived two thousand years ago. This book explores the reasons why such a comparatively obscure person should be called "Son of God" soon after his death. William Broad sets stories of Jesus against the backdrop of the religions of the time and shows how St. Paul in Greece chose the mythical title "son of a god" for Jesus as being one that would attract the attention of his Gentile hearers and reveal his great significance. However, Broad notes that Jesus was not the first historical person to have been called a son of god. Alexander the Great had been so titled 350 years before. Alexander or Jesus? explores stories of this remarkable king and shows that these tales significantly affected the way the Gospels declared the Divine Sonship of Jesus. It further reveals that Jesus' birth and his epiphany are not the unique events that many believe.


Alexander The Great

Author by : Charles N. Pope
Languange : en
Publisher by : DomainOfMan.com
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Description : Alexander the Great: Beyond the Divide, by Charles N. Pope not only “cuts the Gordian Knot” of Alexander research, but also unveils Alexander as the primary inspiration for Christ. Alexander was such a towering figure that at least some influence on emerging Christianity would be expected. However, upon closer inspection the parallels between Alexander and Jesus turn out to be both extensive and profound. Alexander the Great's birth had been "immaculately conceived" and then "celestially announced." He was a precocious youth that confounded his elders. He railed against conventional thinking (orthodoxy) and was revered everywhere, except by his own family and home town. His campaign began with a wedding. He cast out demons and was accused of having a demon. He fed the multitudes and spoke in parables. He was particularly fond of the mustard seed. He traveled incessantly. He prayed for those that spitefully used him. He walked on water and calmed the tempest. He was warned against entering his capital, but approached his prophesized demise with eager resolve. He was lifted up into the "heavens" and also descended to the "underworld." His higher calling was to attain a faraway kingdom, and one that could only be gained through a symbolic death and ascension. He comforted and later appeared to his followers. He moved mountains and enveloped those who believed in him from the onslaught of the godless. And the comparisons go on.


Alexander The Great In The Early Christian Tradition

Author by : Christian Thrue Djurslev
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : What has Alexander the Great to do with Jesus Christ? Or the legendary king's conquest of the Persian Empire (335–23 BCE) to do with the prophecies of the Old Testament? In many ways, the early Christian writings on Alexander and his legacy provide a lens through which it is possible to view the shaping of the literature and thought of the early church in the Greek East and the Latin West. This book articulates that fascinating discourse for the first time by focusing on the early Christian use of Alexander. Delving into an impressively deep pool of patristic literature written between 130–313 CE, Christian Thrue Djurslev offers original interpretations of various important authors, from the learned lawyer Tertullian to the 'Christian Cicero' Lactantius, and from the apologist Tatian to the first church historian Eusebius. He demonstrates that the early Christian adaptations of the Alexandrian myths created a new tradition that has continued to develop and expand ever since. This innovative work of reception studies is important reading for all scholars of Alexander the Great and early church history.


Discovering Jesus

Author by : T. Desmond Alexander
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Publisher by : Crossway
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Description : If asked how Matthew’s Gospel differs from Luke’s, or what aspects of Jesus’ personhood and ministry the Gospel of Mark focuses on compared to those of John, how would you answer? In Discovering Jesus, T. D. Alexander sets out to help readers understand how each Gospel account is uniquely written and why all four are important for having a rich picture of the person of Jesus Christ. Alexander guides readers to see how the Gospels display Jesus as the Son of David who establishes the kingdom of God, the Son of God who suffers to ransom others, the Savior of the world who seeks the lost, and the Lamb of God who brings eternal life through a new exodus. Each chapter ends with discussion questions for individual or group study.


True Life Of Jesus Of Nazareth The Confessions Of St Paul

Author by : Alexander Smyth
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Publisher by : Unarius Publications
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Description : First published in 1899--His parentage, his youth, his original doctrines and works, his career as a teacher and physician of the people-the nature of the great conspiracy against him-all the incidents of his tragic death are given on Spiritual Authority from spirits who were contemporary mortals with Jesus while on Earth. Slashing through 2,000 years of Christian fanaticism, this book presents the true biography-before and after the crucifixion of Jesus. It exposes, for all time, the great hypocrisy of the Christian religion as the culmination of a villainous plot, contrived by the archvillain, Saul of Tarsus, and his cohort, Judas Iscariot-a plot that changed the world's history for thousands of years! Contained in a long-hidden book, this amazing revelation is delineated by no less than Saul himself. This true-life story of Jesus tells who his mother and father were, of his truly espoused, and of his life teachings! An eye-witness account, taken from the actual parchment, is the true account of the crucifixion and the life of Jesus after this tragic event in Jerusalem, 2000 years ago.


Prayer From Alexander To Constantine

Author by : Mark Kiley
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Prayer From Alexander To Constantine presents a diverse selection of prayer chosen by over 40 different historians, all specialists in their respective areas of Graeco-Roman literature. This collaboration gives the book a range and depth that no individual author could hope to rival. Each selection includes an introductory essay, followed by a new English translation of the prayer, accompanied by critical notes and biography. In this way the reader is able to gain an insight into the variety of subjects and styles involved in people's communications with their gods in antiquity. The volume will be a key text for students engaged in courses which explore the period's history and theologies. There is no comparable anthology available in English. The volume will also be of value to the general reader interested in the history of this period and anyone interested in the forms of prayer.


Paul And Jesus

Author by : Alexander J. M. Wedderburn
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Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : The relationship between the messages of Jesus and Paul, once dubbed by one scholar 'the second founder of Christianity', must count as one of the most central issues in the study of the New Testament. The essays collected in this volume first survey the history of the study of this problem, and look at some of the main evidence for supposing that the connection between Jesus and Paul was slight, notably the paucity of Paul's references to Jesus' teachings and his seeming disinterest in the earthly Jesus. Other essays take up the question of the continuity between the teaching and the manner of life of the two men, and raise the question how this continuity may have been mediated from one to the other. A final essay raises the question how far Paul's statements about Christ were related to the earthly life of Jesus. This volume brings together a number of substantial contributions to this question, by Professor V.P. Furnish of Dallas, by two scholars from the German Democratic Republic, Professor N. Walter and Dr C. Wolff, and by the editor; some are published for the first time, some are here made available in English for the first time.


Jesus As The New Alexander

Author by : Sarah Katherine Sutton
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Alexander New Testament Commentary

Author by : Kim J. Alexander
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Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : The theme for the book of Hebrews is "The Superiority of Christ and Christianity." My purpose for writing this commentary is to help all of us to come to the realization that Christianity is not ONE among many, but that it is THE ONE among many and that as believers we NEVER have to apologize for our faith in the person of Jesus Christ. Christians do not have to look anyplace else to find meaning and purpose in life. Once we know Christ we have everything we need for faith and practice. Jesus is superior above anything and everything else. In this book, we will be studying Hebrews 11-13. these chapters are the practical section of this epistle. in these final chapters, we will be taking a look at the following topics: Chapter 11 - The Roll Call of Heroes and Heroines Chapter 12 - Jesus Christ is a Better Hope Chapter 13 - The Duties of the Christian Life. As you make your way through this letter you will be challenged to grow and to mature in your walk with Christ. It is vital that we understand our faith so that we can pass it along to others.


Jesus As They Saw Him

Author by : James Alexander Findlay
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Publisher by : Unknown
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God S Generals For Kids John Alexander Dowie

Author by : Roberts Liardon and Olly Goldenberg
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Publisher by : ReadHowYouWant.com
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Description : Written for 8 to 12 year olds, the third volume in the God's Generals for Kids series deals with the life and ministry of John Alexander Dowie. God used him to bring salvation and healing to untold thousands of people. Dowie's life was filled with many battles and this book shares some of those struggles and victories.


The Wearied Christ

Author by : Alexander Maclaren
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Torrey And Alexander

Author by : George T. B. Davis
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Alexander S Hymns

Author by : Charles McCallon Alexander
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The Life Of Alexander Carson

Author by : George Cooke Moore
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Extraordinary Christianity

Author by : Paul Traugott Fuhrmann
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Galilee From Alexander The Great To Hadrian 323 B C E To 135 C E

Author by : Seán Freyne
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Publisher by : Burns & Oates
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Description : In Greek and Roman times, Galilee was a remote and little-known district. Its inhabitants met with suspicion and even contempt in far-away Jerusalem. Yet it was from Galilee that a unique historical and spiritual movement originated with Jesus and his disciples.Sen Freyne here provides a detailed picture of Galilean life in the period prior to and spanning the genesis of Christianity.


This Far By Grace

Author by : J. Neil Alexander
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : In this thoughtful and timely book, Bishop Alexander explores his journey through the theological, scriptural, and pastoral aspects of the questions surrounding homosexuality and the Christian faith. Writing in the weeks after the General Convention of the Episcopal Church approved the appointment of the church's first openly gay bishop, Bishop Alexander offers a personal view of his changing outlook from exclusion to acceptance on this important issue. He also offers thought-provoking perspectives on scripture and tradition. This Far by Grace will prove a vital resource for discussion and reflection by individuals, parishes, and dioceses."