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The Scandal of Jesus by Vinoth Ramachandra

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Published by InterVarsity Press .
Written in English


  • Religion - Biblical Studies,
  • Religion,
  • Biblical Studies - General,
  • Christianity - General,
  • Bible - Study - General

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Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8113446M
ISBN 100877840512
ISBN 109780877840510

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  The Scandal of Jesus (IVP Booklets) Pamphlet – Septem by Vinoth Ramachandra (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Pamphlet "Please retry" $ $ $ Pamphlet $ 2 Author: Vinoth Ramachandra.   The Scandal of Jesus. Vinoth Ramachandra. InterVarsity Press, Jan 1, - Religion - 32 pages. 0 Reviews. There is something about Jesus that from the beginning has been distasteful, even scandalous, says Vinoth Ramachandra. He was tortured and crucified, the most humiliating form of execution in the ancient world. Preview this book. The Gospels of Matthew and Luke narrate Jesus’ birth to a young virgin named Mary. Are these stories history or are they legend? The “Scandal of Jesus’ birth,” presented by the always-popular Mark Goodacre, is the first video in the upcoming lecture set “Who Was Jesus?”. This book fits best in the context of trying to understand the secular and religious world into which Jesus was born and lived. I was tempted to give it three stars because it's chatty to the point of irrelevance and occasionally off the mark/5(30).

  The Gospels are rife with carnivalized scandal. McCracken identifies Jesus’ low birth and “the mesalliance of high and low characters: the son of God consorting with fishermen, lepers, prostitutes, and tax collectors.” The severity of Jesus’ statement, “Pluck out the offending eye,” can be read as carnivalized scandal if we.   The Christ Scandal is original, uncensored, interesting, and easy to read. In one concise tome it brings together new and primary information that opposes everything the Church says about its origins, and reveals why vital knowledge about Jesus Christ, the clergy, and the Bible was suppressed. There is something about Jesus that from the beginning has been distasteful, even scandalous, says Vinoth Ramachandra. In this booklet you'll join Ramachandra in an exploration of this Jesus, exploring what made him so outrageous when he walked on earth, what makes him unique today and why his scandalous claims must be true. The Scandal of the Scandals separates myth from fact, giving us a candid portrait of Christendom with its scars and all. Prepare to be amazed at how little you really knew about Christianity. Prepare to be amazed at how little you really knew about Christianity.

This book argues that the gospels are in an important sense "occasions for offense." The Jesus of the gospels is a scandal (skandalon, in the original Greek) and he is never more scandalous than when he is speaking in reters of the gospels over the centuries have consistently labored to domesticate the offense or to eliminate it entirely.4/5(3). Jesus Christ is Who Christianity is based on, but He was a practicing Jew during His life. Amy-Jill Levine was born into a Jewish home and now is the professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt. Her focus and purpose in writing is to bridge the gulf between Christianity and Judaism by examining the Jesus of the Bible. On the one hand, there is Jesus the rabbi, whose wise words are seldom Brand: HarperOne. Why would Matthew call out Tamar by name? And why would God include such scandal in the lineage of Jesus? Maybe because scandalous sin needs scandalous grace. It shocks us to see Tamar – and Judah – in Jesus’ family tree because we think position should be earned. Deserved. That good conduct, not bad, is rewarded. This isn’t just bad. The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven insists that it is an inspirational book, but reading it now is heartbreaking. The family’s financial stress is a constant theme. The family’s financial.