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Jesus in the Gospels and Acts

Introducing the New Testament 

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By Daniel J. Scholz


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What Do We Really Know About Jesus and How Do We Know It?

Jesus in the Gospels and Acts: Introducing the New Testament by Daniel J. Scholz, with academic editor James A. Kelhoffer, explores these questions from the perspective of the New Testament—specifically the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles—as well as the extracanonical gospels. Using language and concepts considerate of a religiously diverse undergraduate audience, the author explores issues of authorship, historicity, culture, and theology.

Features include:

  • "Check Your Reading" questions, to check the students' basic comprehension.
  • "Do You Have the Basics?" puzzles, to check for comprehension through crosswords, word finds, sequencing, and matching activities.
  • "Questions for Reflection," to challenge the students to think more deeply about the reading's meaning and the implications for us today.

"This book focuses on the central figure of the Christian Scriptures: Jesus. Arguably, no other figure in history has had more influence in shaping many of the religious and cultural norms in the world today. Whether you belong to a specific faith tradition or none at all, possessing a working knowledge of Jesus and the Gospels is important for religious, historical, and cultural literacy." —from the Introduction.

Product details

Copyright: Feb. 4, 2009

Format: Paperbound

Size: 5.375 x 8.25

Length: 278 pages

ISBN: 978-0-88489-955-6

ISBN-10: 0-88489-955-1

Customer reviews

By Dr. Bill Mitchell, translation consultant

I'm impressed by the clarity of the material, which, nevertheless, does not sacrifice content or scholarship.

Editorial reviews

Catholic Library World, March, 2010

This is an introductory textbook written by David Scholz, a professor/chair of the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. Keeping in mind a religiously diverse undergraduate audience, Scholz explains issues of authorship, historicity, culture, and theology of the New Testament in a clear and precise style.