First published in 1990, Jesus in the Tide of Time considers the historical Jesus and studies the ways in which he has subsequently been regarded by different people in different cultures.
The book examines the political, social, economic and religious background to Jesus’ life. It also looks at what is known about Jesus as a historical personality, and considers the use of symbolic figures by the early Christians to represent him. It highlights the attitude towards the person of Jesus as an indicator of the culture of the particular period and place throughout history, and questions whether different cultures, periods and individuals manufacture Jesus in their own image.
Jesus in the Tide of Time will appeal to those with an interest in the history of Christianity, religious history, and social history.
Table of Contents
Preface; Abbrevations; 1: Palestine in the First Century; 2: Jesus; 3: The Person of Christ; 4: The Early Church: Types and Symbols; 5: Christ and Culture; 6: Son of God; 7: Son of Man; 8: Summing-Up; Index of Biblical References; General Index