Four Portraits  One Jesus

Four Portraits One Jesus


  • Release: 2011-03-01
  • Publisher: Zondervan Academic
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 560 page
  • ISBN: 9780310866152
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To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential. Four Portraits, One Jesus is a thorough yet accessible introduction to these documents and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus. With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss illuminates these four books, first addressing their nature, origin, methods for study, and historical, religious, and cultural backgrounds. He then moves on to closer study of each narrative and its contribution to our understanding of Jesus, investigating things such as plot, characters, and theme. Finally, he pulls it all together with a detailed examination of what the Gospels teach about Jesus’ ministry, message, death, and resurrection, with excursions into the quest for the historical Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels.

Four Portraits  One Jesus  2nd Edition

Four Portraits One Jesus 2nd Edition


  • Release: 2020-03-24
  • Publisher: Zondervan Academic
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 656 page
  • ISBN: 9780310528685
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To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential. The second edition of Four Portraits, One Jesus has been updated throughout to meet the needs to today's students. It is a thorough yet accessible introduction to the four biblical Gospels and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus. With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss illuminates these four books addressing the following important areas: First he addresses the nature, origin, methods for study, and historical, religious, and cultural backgrounds of the Gospels. He then moves on to closer study of each narrative and its contribution to our understanding of Jesus, investigating things such as plot, characters, and theme. Finally, he pulls it all together with a detailed examination of what the Gospels teach about Jesus' ministry, message, death, and resurrection, with excursions into the quest for the historical Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels. This textbook together with its workbook, video lectures, and laminated sheet gives students everything they need for a thorough and enriching study of Jesus and the Gospels.

Four Portraits  One Jesus Video Lectures

Four Portraits One Jesus Video Lectures


  • Release: 2020-03-24
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 0310109795
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A companion to the popular textbook Four Portraits, One Jesus, these lectures offer a thorough yet accessible introduction to the Gospels and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. With clarity and insight, they guide viewers to understand the four distinctive portraits each gospel paints and ultimately to a deeper understanding of Jesus.

Four Portraits  One Jesus Laminated Sheet

Four Portraits One Jesus Laminated Sheet


  • Release: 2019-04-23
  • Publisher: Zondervan Academic
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 6 page
  • ISBN: 9780310109365
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This laminated sheet accompanies Mark L. Strauss's Four Portraits, One Jesus. Following the textbook's structure, this quick-study tool offers summaries, important definitions, dates, and concepts designed to support the students' learning experience and enhance their comprehension of what can be known from the Gospels about the central defining subject of Christianity, Jesus of Nazareth. Four Portraits, One Jesus is a thorough yet accessible introduction to the four biblical Gospels and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus. With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss illuminates these four books, first addressing their nature, origin, methods for study, and historical, religious, and cultural backgrounds. He then moves on to closer study of each narrative and its contribution to our understanding of Jesus, investigating things such as plot, characters, and theme. Finally, he pulls it all together with a detailed examination of what the Gospels teach about Jesus’ ministry, message, death, and resurrection, with excursions into the quest for the historical Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels.

Four Portraits  One Jesus Workbook

Four Portraits One Jesus Workbook


  • Release: 2015-08-04
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 9780310522850
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This workbook accompanies Mark L. Strauss’s Four Portraits, One Jesus. Following the textbook’s structure, it offers readings from the Gospels, activities, and exercises designed to support the students’ learning experience and enhance their comprehension of what can be known from the Gospels about the central defining subject of Christianity, Jesus of Nazareth. Four Portraits, One Jesus is a thorough yet accessible introduction to the four biblical Gospels and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus. With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss illuminates these four books, first addressing their nature, origin, methods for study, and historical, religious, and cultural backgrounds. He then moves on to closer study of each narrative and its contribution to our understanding of Jesus, investigating things such as plot, characters, and theme. Finally, he pulls it all together with a detailed examination of what the Gospels teach about Jesus’ ministry, message, death, and resurrection, with excursions into the quest for the historical Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels.

Introducing Jesus

Introducing Jesus


  • Release: 2018-04-24
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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 0310528585
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An abridged edition of the bestselling textbook Four Portraits, One Jesus by Mark Strauss, this simple, easy-to-understand guide introduces the four biblical Gospels and their subject, the life and person of Jesus.

Four Gospels  One Jesus

Four Gospels One Jesus


  • Release: 2014-07-24
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9780802871015
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In this modern classic Richard Burridge offers an engaging introduction to the New Testament Gospels. Using the ancient visual symbols for the Gospels — human face, lion, ox, and eagle — Burridge presents a clear interpretation of each Gospel author's portrait of Jesus. This new edition contains updated suggestions for further reading and a substantial new Afterword in which Burridge reflects personally on his book's genesis, development, and positive reception over the years. Four Gospels, One Jesus? in this third edition will continue to be appreciated by teachers, students, pastors, and other readers wanting to understand Jesus more fully.

Four Gospels  One Jesus

Four Gospels One Jesus


  • Release: 2005-09-21
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 198 page
  • ISBN: 0802829805
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"This second edition incorporates the latest scholarship on the historical Jesus, a new section on how the Gospels have been read throughout history, and an expanded discussion of how to teach and preach the Gospels through the lectionary. Burridge also tackles the question of how these ancient writings bear on today's hot-button issues of unity and diversity. Four Gospels, One Jesus? will be appreciated by teachers, pastors, students, and other readers wanting to understand Jesus more fully."--BOOK JACKET.

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times

How to Read the Bible in Changing Times


  • Release: 2011-08-01
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 282 page
  • ISBN: 9781441232182
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Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty-first-century life in the Western world. How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change? How to Read the Bible in Changing Times shows everyday Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures regardless of time and culture. Rather than seeing the Bible as a magic answer book, a list of commands to obey, or a series of promises to claim, this insightful book allows the Bible to retain its identity as a complex, inspired document while showing that the truth it contains is relevant and life-changing. It shows the reader how to determine the meaning of the text in its original context identify culturally relative features understand what the text teaches about God, his will, and his purposes apply the truths discovered to contemporary life situations It even shows readers how to discern God's will on the many modern issues that the Bible does not directly address.

Four Portraits  One Jesus Pack

Four Portraits One Jesus Pack


  • Release: 2015-07-14
  • Publisher: Zondervan Academic
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 0310525152
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The Four Portraits, One Jesus Pack contains everything you need to gain an in depth understanding of the Gospels, no matter if you are enrolled in a class or learning on your own. It includes 20 video lessons on three DVDs, Mark L. Strauss' bestselling Gospels textbook along with a corresponding workbook, and a laminated study sheet.