Jesus Among Friends and Enemies: A Historical and Literary Introduction to Jesus in the Gospels (Paperback)

A Historical and Literary Introduction to Jesus in the Gospels

By Chris Keith (Editor), Larry W. Hurtado (Editor)

Baker Academic, 9780801038952, 328pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011



This unique textbook surveys the characters in the Gospel narratives to offer a fresh alternative to standard introductions to Jesus.

About the Author

Chris Keith (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is professor of New Testament and early Christianity and director of the Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible at St. Mary's University, Twickenham. He was a 2010 recipient of the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise for his book The Pericope Adulterae, the Gospel of John, and the Literacy of Jesus and was named a 2012 Society of Biblical Literature Regional Scholar. Larry W. Hurtado (PhD, Case Western Reserve University) is professor emeritus of New Testament language, literature, and theology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. An internationally respected New Testament scholar, he is an expert on the Gospels, the apostle Paul, early christology, the Jewish background of the New Testament, and New Testament textual criticism.