Life of Christ bridges the gap between commentaries and devotional accounts of Christ's ministry. Applying the requisite analytical tools, it addresses the question, is His life worth studying? The Resurrection event would confirm it is, as would the Gospel miracle accounts-neither of which, Geis argues, skeptical response disproves. Salvation history necessitates the reality of Mary's virginity, which the author develops lexically and theologically. Jesus' teachings and parables bring out a Christ Whose moral precepts are rooted in His Divinity and not in western philosophic nostrums. Geis' discussion of Christ on marriage and His commandment of love sharpens this observation with lexical application. He also addresses the inconsistent objectives and circular reasoning of various exegetical schools, which have no place in a study of the Gospels.
Table of Contents PREFACE CORPUS VERUM FROM THE BEGINNING JERUSALEM THE BIRTH OF CHRIST FLIGHT THE HIDDEN YEARS GALILEE THE PUBLIC MINISTRY BEGINS CHRIST IN THE DESERT TWELVE MIRACLES AND SKEPTICISM MIRACLES AND ANIMOSITIES MIRACLES FROM FAITH AND FORGIVENESS MIRACLES AND PRAYER RAISING THE DEAD THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT PARABLES OF THE EARTH PARABLES AND WEALTH PARABLES AND FAMILY PARABLES OF COIN AND TREASURE PARABLES OF THE RIGHTEOUS WHAT HE ALSO TAUGHT PILATE AND CAIAPHAS THE OPPOSITION GATHERS THE LAST PASSOVER VERDICT WITHOUT TRIAL MURDERED ON A CROSS RESURRECTION AND EVIDENCE NOTES TEXTS FROM THE CANON INDEX ABOUT THE AUTHOR