Jesus in History, Legend, Scripture, and Tradition: A World Encyclopedia

Editor: Houlden, Leslie
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $189.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $283.50
ISBN: 978-1-61-069803-0
Category: Religion & Theology - Christianity
Image Count: 99
Book Status: Available
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Entries cover representations of Jesus in the bible and the writings of key theologians, examining the essentials of philosophical and religious views across history. The set also includes hundreds of entries that reflect on the role Jesus has played in popular culture and contemporary vernacular religion-perspectives that are not usually placed alongside theology. Through the encyclopedia, students will see how artists, writers, philosophers, church figures, and others have imagined Jesus and been influenced by their perceptions of him. At the same time, primary documents will encourage students to compare and contrast ideas and evaluate arguments that have arisen over 20 centuries.

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Table of Contents

  • Topical List of Entries
  • How to Use This Book
  • Introduction to the 2003 Edition
  • Introduction to the Present Edition
  • Entries, A–Z
  • Volume 1: A–L
  • A
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Adoptianism
  • Alexandrian Theology
  • Anabaptists
  • Angels and Angelology
  • Anglicanism
  • Anselm (ca. 1033–1109)
  • Antichrist
  • Antiochene Theology
  • Apocrypha
  • Aquinas, Thomas (1225–1274)
  • Arius, Arianism
  • Armenian Christianity
  • Art
  • Athanasius
  • Atonement
  • Augustine of Hippo (354–430)
  • Azusa Street Revival
  • B
  • Baptism
  • Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153)
  • Bonaventure (1217–1274)
  • Britain and Pre-Reformation Christianity
  • Bultmann, Rudolf (1884–1976)
  • C
  • Calendar and Holidays
  • Calvin, John (1509–1564)
  • Chalcedon
  • Charismatic Christianity
  • Children
  • Christianity among African Americans
  • Christianity among Asian Americans
  • Christianity among Latinos
  • Christology
  • Christology, Modern
  • Church
  • Conversion Narrative
  • Coptic Christianity
  • Counter-Reformation
  • Creeds
  • Cross, Crucifixion
  • D
  • Dante Alighieri (1265–1321)
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Deism
  • Didache
  • E
  • Ecclesiology
  • Ecumenical Councils
  • Eliot, T.S. (1888–1965)
  • Enlightenment
  • Eriugena, John Scotus (d. 877)
  • Eschatology
  • Essence of Christianity
  • Ethical Issues
  • Ethics, Modern
  • Ethiopian Christianity
  • Eucharist
  • F
  • Family
  • Feminist Theology
  • Film
  • Francis of Assisi (d. 1226)
  • Franciscan Thought and Piety
  • G
  • Galilee
  • Gideons International
  • Gnosticism
  • Great Awakenings
  • H
  • Healing
  • Hebrew Bible
  • Hebrews, Letter to the
  • Hellenistic Religions
  • Herod
  • Historical Jesus
  • Holy Sepulchre
  • Holy Spirit
  • Hymns
  • I
  • Icons and Iconoclasm
  • Ignatius of Antioch (d. ca. 110)
  • Ignatius of Loyola (ca. 1491–1556)
  • Incarnation
  • Incarnation in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy
  • Indian Christianity
  • Interfaith Thought and Relations
  • Irenaeus (ca. 130–ca. 200)
  • Isidore of Seville (d. 636)
  • Islam and Christianity
  • J
  • Jesus, Achievement of
  • Jesus, Death of
  • Jesus, Family of
  • Jesus, Miracles of
  • Jesus, Name of
  • Jesus, Origins of
  • Jesus, Parables of
  • Jesus, Teaching of
  • Jesus as a Historical Figure
  • Jesus as Prophet
  • Jesus in Social Context
  • Jesus Letters
  • Jesus Seminar
  • John, Gospel of
  • John, Revelation of
  • John the Baptist
  • Josephus (37–ca. 100)
  • Judaism and Christianity
  • K
  • Kant, Immanuel
  • Kenoticism
  • Kierkegaard, Søren (1813–1855)
  • King, Jesus as
  • Kingdom of God
  • L
  • Latter-Day Saints
  • Law
  • Liberation Theology
  • Literature, English
  • Literature, World
  • Liturgy
  • Logos
  • Lord
  • Lord's Prayer
  • Lover
  • Luke, Gospel of, and Acts of the Apostles
  • Luther, Martin (1483–1546)
  • Volume 2: M–Z
  • M
  • Manichaeism
  • Marcion
  • Mark, Gospel of
  • Marxism
  • Mary
  • Mass Media
  • Material Culture
  • Matthew, Gospel of
  • Megachurches
  • Messiah
  • Methodism
  • Milton, John (1608–1674)
  • Missions and Missionaries
  • Monasticism
  • Monophysitism
  • Mormons
  • Music
  • Mysticism and Spiritualism
  • N
  • Nestorianism
  • Nestorius
  • New Religious Movements
  • New Testament as a Whole
  • Newman, John Henry (1801–1890)
  • Nicea
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich von (1844–1900)
  • Nonexistence Hypothesis
  • O
  • Old Age
  • Old Testament
  • Origen (ca. 185–254)
  • Orthodox Tradition
  • P
  • Papacy
  • Passion Narratives
  • Pastoral Theology, Modern
  • Patristic Thought
  • Paul
  • Pentecostalism
  • Persecution
  • Pilgrimage
  • Political Issues
  • Pontius Pilate
  • Power
  • Prayer
  • Preexistence
  • Prophets, Prophecy, Jesus in
  • Psychotherapy
  • Q
  • Quaker Thought
  • R
  • Rabbis
  • Radical Orthodoxy
  • Reformation and Counter-Reformation
  • Reformed Churches
  • Religion and Politics
  • Religion in Classical Music
  • Religion in Film
  • Religion in Mass Media
  • Religion in Television
  • Resurrection
  • Roman Catholicism
  • Russian Christianity
  • S
  • Saints
  • Satanic Panic
  • Savior
  • Scapegoat
  • Schleiermacher, F.D.E. (1768–1834)
  • Schweitzer, Albert (1875–1965)
  • Scripture and Apocrypha
  • Second Coming of Jesus
  • Second Person of the Trinity
  • Serapion (d. after 360)
  • Seventh-Day Adventism
  • Sexuality
  • Slavery
  • Son of God
  • Son of Man
  • Spiritualism
  • Spirituality
  • Supernatural and Paranormal
  • Syriac Tradition
  • T
  • Television
  • Temple of Jerusalem
  • Teresa of Ávila (1515–1582)
  • Textual Criticism
  • Theodore of Mopsuestia
  • Thomas, Gospel of
  • Transfiguration
  • Trinity
  • U
  • Unitarianism
  • Virgin Mary
  • W
  • War
  • Wealth
  • Wesley, Charles (1707–1788), and Wesley, John (1703–1791)
  • Witch Trials
  • Wittgenstein, Ludwig (1889–1951)
  • Women and Jesus
  • Word
  • Work
  • World War I (1914–1918)
  • Primary Documents
  • Sayings of Jesus from the Oxyrhynchus Papyri Collection (Fifth–Sixth Centuries ce)
  • Epistle of Ignatius of Antioch to the Smyrnaeans (ca. 100 ce)
  • Pliny the Younger Requests Instructions from Emperor Trajan on How to Deal with Followers of Christ (ca. 112 ce)
  • The Didache, or the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (Late First/ Early Second Century ce)
  • Ode to Sophia from the Acts of Thomas (Early Third Century ce)
  • Sacramental Prayers or Invocations from the Acts of Thomas (Early Third Century ce)
  • Summary of a Story about the Apostle Thomas in India from the Acts of Thomas (Early Third Century ce)
  • Excerpts from the Gnostic Text Pistis Sophia (Third–Fourth Centuries ce)
  • Letter of the Council of Nicaea to the Egyptian Church (ca. 325 ce)
  • The Sacramentary of Serapion, Bishop of Thmuis (ca. 350 ce)
  • Documents from the Council of Chalcedon (451, 452 ce)
  • Francis of Assisi's Letter to All the Faithful (1215)
  • Excerpt from Martin Luther's Treatise on Good Works (1520)
  • Excerpt from the Autobiography of Ignatius of Loyola (1553–1555)
  • Excerpt from John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559)
  • Excerpt from the Autobiography of Teresa of Ávila (1560s)
  • Excerpt from Cardinal John Henry Newman's Apologia Pro Vita Sua (1864)
  • Excerpt from Albert Schweitzer's The Quest of the Historical Jesus (1906)
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Editors and Contributors