Christ and Community - eBook [ePub]

The Gospel Witness to Jesus

Christ and Community - eBook [ePub]
E-Book ISBN: 9781426793097
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Published April 2015

You are the Christ; we are your church.

You are the Christ; we are your church.

Christ and Community:The Gospel Witness to Jesus casts new light on how Jesus’s followers sought to faithfully live into the reign of God as recorded in the Gospels. Dr.
Henderson traces the contours of Jesus’s messiahship found in the
four Gospels, but rather than taking each Gospel in turn, she works
thematically, treating different aspects of Jesus’s mission and identity
found across the four accounts. Rather than assuming Jesus’s exclusive
status, the author exposes Gospel evidence for the clear communal
implications of his messiahship. It turns out that the Gospels do more
than simply affirm that Jesus is the Christ; they cast a vision of
messianic community for those who would call him Lord, in the first
century and beyond. This accessible introduction offers a case for
Christ and community that answers perplexing questions that have long
plagued NT study.

"Christ and Community: The Gospel Witness to Jesus, by Suzanne
Watts Henderson. One approach to understanding the Gospels as scripture
is to consider their functions—specifically, how these writings describe
and reinforce essential connections between Jesus’ followers and their
Lord. Written as an introductory textbook, Christ and Community
can help even seasoned exegetes grasp the means by which the Gospels’
stories depict Jesus’ work and identity in ways that equip Christian
communities to make sense of their own work and identity." The Christian Century - Oct 07, 2015

About the Author

Suzanne Watts Henderson

Suzanne Watts Henderson is Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Dean of the Belk Chapel at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. She teaches courses in Bible and world religions and is the director for the Center of Ethics and Religion. She is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Henderson has published widely in the field of New Testament studies and is a frequent presenter both in academic settings and in the wider community. She received her MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and her PhD from Duke University.