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Cover of: The Passion of the Servant by Don Howell
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November 15, 2010 | History
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The Passion of the Servant: A Journey to the Cross

Published by Wipf & Stock Publishers .

About the Book

The New Testament opens with four Gospel accounts that introduce the reader to Jesus Christ. From the very beginning, the redemptive drama moves toward the cross. The final week of Jesus's life, Passion Week, takes up nearly 40 percent of the entire narrative. The canonical Gospels provide four different perspectives on the life of Jesus. He is portrayed in this fourfold account as King and covenant keeper (Matthew), as obedient Son-servant (Mark), as the perfect Man among men (Luke), and as the eternal Son of God (John), the only person ever born whose central purpose in living is to die. The Gospels are Passion narratives with extended introductions. This is the governing principle of the present work as Jesus moves toward the culmination of his saving mission. From early adumbrations to deepening shadows to direct predictions and finally to the detailed narratives of Passion Week, the Gospels follow the Lord's inexorable journey to the cross.
This synthetic study, which follows the life of Jesus in a chronological sequence while attempting to preserve the unique contribution of each of the four Gospel accounts, draws upon the long-established tradition of harmonies of the Gospels, dating back to Tatian's Diatessaron (AD 170). In The Passion of the Servant, eighteen chapters with thirteen maps trace the geographical context of Jesus's ministry.

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 390
Dimensions 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
Weight 1.2 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library OL24423346M
ISBN 10 1606082078
ISBN 13 978-1606082072


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