Jesus Becoming Jesus : A Theological Interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels, Paperback / softback Book

Jesus Becoming Jesus : A Theological Interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels Paperback / softback



Jesus Becoming Jesus presents a theological interpretation of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.

Unlike many conventional biblical commentaries, Weinandy concentrates on the theological content contained within the Synoptic Gospels.

He does this in the light of the Church's doctrinal and theological tradition, particularly in keeping with the Second Vatican Council's Dogmatic Constitution, Dei Verbum.

Weinandy accomplishes this through a close reading of the individual Gospels themselves as well as observing their theological relationship to one another.

His interpretation of the Gospels also brings to the fore the theological significance of God's revelation that is contained within the Old Testament which, likewise, shows how theological themes contained within Matthew, Mark, and Luke are found and developed within the Gospel of John, the Pauline Corpus and other New Testament writings. This original theological interpretation focuses primarily on the events narrated with the Synoptic Gospels-the conception and birth of John the Baptist and Jesus, Jesus's baptism and temptations, his miracles, Peter's profession of faith and Jesus' transfiguration, Jesus' triumphal entrance into Jerusalem with the subsequent passion and resurrection narratives.

Within the theological examination of these salvific events, Jesus teaching is likewise discussed, particularly concerning the Beatitudes and his relationship to the Father and the Holy Spirit.

The overarching theme of this book, as the title suggests, is that Jesus, being named Jesus, throughout his public ministry and particularly in his passion, death, and resurrection, is enacting his name and so becoming who he is-YHWH-Saves. Jesus Becoming Jesus offers a singular, vibrant, and luminous reading of the Synoptic Gospels; one that reveals the theological depth and doctrinal sophistication contained within Matthew, Mark and Luke.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 277 pages
  • Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press
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  • Category: New Testaments
  • ISBN: 9780813230450



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