Annotated Bibliography -- By: Jonathan Armstrong
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Allen, Charlotte. The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus. New York: The Free Press, 1998. This is an engaging book that surveys the various ways critics of all sorts have viewed the person of Jesus. From Schweitzer to Borg Allen covers this field with great care and with a style that will keep you reading until the end. Highly recommended!
*Athanasius, Saint. On the Incarnation. New York: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1982. Includes a very helpful introduction by C. S. Lewis. This is the classic on the subject. Should be read by all serious Christian thinkers and leaders. A clear translation.
Barnett, Paul. Jesus and the Logic of History. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. Another volume in the series, New Studies in Biblical Theology. This work deals very helpfully with the issue of the search for the historical Jesus.
Bockmuehl, Markus. This Jesus: Martyr, Lord, Messiah. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1994. Bockmuehl, a lecturer in divinity at Cambridge, delves profoundly into the Jesus revealed in apostolic Christianity. He demonstrates that the Christ who emerges in the faith of the New Testament churches stands in a causal and organic continuity with Jesus of Nazareth. An important book for scholars and serious readers alike.
Bray, Gerald. Steps of Understanding: Key Events in Jesus’ Life. Inverness, Scotland: Christian Focus Publications,
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1998. A most helpful popular work from a very sound theologian. Deals with matters such as preexistence, annunciation, incarnation, baptism, temptations, transfiguration, crucifixion, and ascension.
Brown, Colin. Jesus in European Protestant Thought, 1778–1860. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1988 reprint. Brown, professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, provides us with a masterful survey of the rise of modern Christological thought. The book is both objective and clear.
Brown, Raymond E. An Introduction to New Testament Christology. Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 1994. The late Raymond E. Brown, once referred to by Time magazine as “the leading Catholic authority on the Bible,” has left a legacy of excellent works. This is no exception.
Brunner, Emil. The Mediator. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1957. This is a seminal work for careful readers. Brunner shows that Christianity clearly stands or falls by what is believed and thought about Jesus. An important work.
Calvin, John. Sermons on the Deity of Christ. Audubon, New Jersey, ...
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