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  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark; 1 edition (March 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0567246574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0567246578
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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'This book is an ideal choice for serious students of thegospels or the life of Jesus. It is well organized, clearly written, andeasily intelligible without being simplistic. Dr. Grindheim is abreast ofthe latest scholarship and interacts with it appreciatively, but takes his owncarefully argued approach to the presentation in the synoptic gospels of Jesus'relationship to God. The result is a book that introduces students to thebasic issues in the field, and, at the same time, provides interesting andthrought-provoking reading.' - Frank Thielman, Professor of Divinity, BeesonDivinity School, USA (Frank Thielman)

'In this exceptionally rich, informative andrewarding study, Sigurd Grindheim explores the Christology of the SynopticGospels by first focusing on contemporary Jewish eschatological expectations.This sets the stage for the study of the individual Synoptics with a focus ontheir distinctive Christologies. The whole discussion is set fully in thefirst-century theological context by frequent reference to non-canonicalliterature. An ideal textbook for courses on the Synoptic Gospels.' - Donald A.Hagner, George Eldon Ladd Professor Emeritus of New Testament, FullerTheological Seminary, USA. (Donald A. Hagner)

'This book is an ideal choice for serious students of thegospels or the life of Jesus. It is well organized, clearly written, andeasily intelligible without being simplistic. Dr. Grindheim is abreast ofthe latest scholarship and interacts with it appreciatively, but takes his owncarefully argued approach to the presentation in the synoptic gospels of Jesus'relationship to God. The result is a book that introduces students to thebasic issues in the field, and, at the same time, provides interesting andthrought-provoking reading.’ - Frank Thielman, Professor of Divinity, BeesonDivinity School, USA (Sanford Lakoff)

'In this exceptionally rich, informative andrewarding study, Sigurd Grindheim explores the Christology of the SynopticGospels by first focusing on contemporary Jewish eschatological expectations.This sets the stage for the study of the individual Synoptics with a focus ontheir distinctive Christologies. The whole discussion is set fully in thefirst-century theological context by frequent reference to non-canonicalliterature. An ideal textbook for courses on the Synoptic Gospels.’ - Donald A.Hagner, George Eldon Ladd Professor Emeritus of New Testament, FullerTheological Seminary, USA. (Sanford Lakoff)

'In this careful work, Dr. Grindheim has provided arefreshing study on the relationship between Christ and God the Father. Payingclose attention to both the historical background of the various christologicaltitles as well as the narrative contexts in which they are situated, he hasdemonstrated how the christological confessions articulated in the Nicene Creedfind their roots in the earliest gospel witnesses. This will serve as a clear,informed, and reliable guide for those entering the field of New TestamentChristology.’ - Dr. David W. Pao, Professor of New Testament and Chair of theNew Testament Department, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA. (Sanford Lakoff)

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Sigurd Grindheim teaches New Testament at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Nick Norelli on February 27, 2012
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There's certainly no shortage of books on Christology, and I'll go further and say that there's no shortage of good books on Christology, but there is a dearth of good introductions to Christology. Sigurd Grindheim helps to fill this gap with Christology in the Synoptic Gospels: God or God's Servant?, which is his second book on Christology in as many years. In this volume, a textbook geared toward undergraduates and motivated laypersons, Grindheim both builds upon and simplifies the work of his earlier monograph God's Equal: What Can We Know about Jesus' Self-Understanding?.

After outlining Israel's varied eschatological expectations concerning (the) Messiah(s), Grindheim moves into an examination of each Synoptic Gospel. He employs a narrative critical approach in his reading of the text by taking the final canonical form of the Gospel and seeking to understand Jesus as he is portrayed in the narrative. From Mark's divine warrior who fulfills OT prophecies and whose identity can only be truly known in light of the cross to Matthew's eschatological shepherd who performs the works of God and is "God with us" to Luke's "coming one"/heavenly Lord, Grindheim helpfully identifies major themes and motifs in the Synoptic Gospels that point toward Jesus as standing in the place where God was expected.

The book's subtitle asks the question, "God or God's Servant?" The answer, according to Grindheim, is both. The concept of Jesus' sonship is what holds both Jesus' equality with and subordination to God the Father together. He finds this theme more developed in Matthew and Luke but it's not absent from Mark by any means.
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