The Preexistent Son: Recovering the Christologies of Matthew, Mark, and Luke pdf epub fb2

The Preexistent Son: Recovering the Christologies of Matthew, Mark, and Luke by Simon J. Gathercole pdf epub fb2

The Preexistent Son: Recovering the Christologies of Matthew, Mark, and Luke Author: Simon J. Gathercole
Title: The Preexistent Son: Recovering the Christologies of Matthew, Mark, and Luke
ISBN: 0802829015
ISBN13: 978-0802829016
Other Formats: azw lit rtf lrf
Pages: 356 pages
Publisher: Eerdmans (October 5, 2006)
Language: English
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Size PDF version: 1621 kb
Size EPUB version: 1267 kb
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference




In this challenging book, rising New Testament scholar Simon Gathercole contradicts a commonly held view among biblical scholars -- that the Gospel of John is the only Gospel to give evidence for Jesus' heavenly identity and preexistence. The Preexistent Son demonstrates that Matthew, Mark, and Luke were also well aware that the Son of God existed with the Father prior to his earthly ministry. Gathercole supports his argument by considering the "I have come" sayings of Jesus and strikingly similar angelic sayings discovered in Second Temple and Rabbinic literature. Further, he considers related topics such as Wisdom Christology and the titles applied to Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels.Gathercole's carefully researched work should spark debate among Synoptic scholars and extend the understanding of anyone interested in this New Testament question.