This imaginative introduction to Jesus studies traces one fictional student's journey to the Middle East where he wrestles with Christian faith and critical scholarship.
Bruce N. Fisk
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Both the Christian life and education are rightly described as a journey. In sanctification and education we are going somewhere. There is an end in mind and we are progressing along that path towards our goal. Paul (most likely a highly educated person) knew that knowledge pursued for knowledge's sake actually made people more conceited and proud (1 Cor 8.1). So, for a Christian, even knowledge must be pursued with an end goal in mind.
The single most important piece of information a Christian must come to terms with is the person of Jesus Christ. It is essential that we learn to discern all the many false "Christs" available from the one true Christ of Scripture.
In order to help people correctly understand both Scripture and the person of Jesus many New Testament Surveys and Introductions have been published. Most of them - honestly - are incredibly boring and lifeless. Not everyone should endeavor to write one. In fact, only very few should. Bruce Fisk has...
An appealing book - witty, readable, often heart-stopping. And a unique genre, I believe, with its journaling/ criticism/ theology. I like it very much and would recommend it highly on those levels. The author's personality is always in play and contributing to his adventure in "the Land called Holy." Prof. Fisk is a graduate of Duke, and I was introduced to his work through "See My Tears," one of the best essays in The Word Leaps the Gap (festschrift for Dean Richard Hays).
I love this book. I was Bruce's colleague at Westmont College as he conceived and developed the idea for the book. But don't take my word for it. Here is what N.T. (Tom) Wright says:
"The book is obviously designed for today's student world, and as such it works superbly. If I were teaching a course on Jesus and the gospels, this would be at the top of the reading list."
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