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6. Jesus' Uniqueness
About this Lecture
In this final module we examine Jesus’ uniqueness, focusing in particular on (i) controversies surrounding the uniqueness of Jesus’ teaching (ii) Jesus’ uniqueness regarding his humanity and divinity (iii) the relationship between Jesus’ humanity, divinity, and our salvation (iv) divine revelation through the person of Jesus, as explored in the prologue of John’s Gospel.
In this course Dr James Carleton Paget (University of Cambridge) examines the identities associated with the person of Jesus. In the first module, we introduce the person of Jesus by providing some historical background, and assessing the nature of the documents containing accounts of Jesus. After that we look at Jesus’ authority, with special reference to precedent and the relationship between Jesus’ identity and his authority. In the third module, we examine the wisdom of Jesus by investigating the substance of his teaching. Then we discuss the idea of Jesus as a liberator - both a political liberator and liberator from evil, before moving on to examine Jesus as the Son of God. Finally, we take a look at Jesus’ uniqueness, in terms of his teaching, the hypostatic union, divine revelation and salvation.
James Carleton Paget is a lecturer in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. His research interests are research interests in Jewish-Christian relations in antiquity, ancient Jewish Christianity, inter-testamental Judaism and the history of ancient biblical interpretation. His publications include Jews, Christians and Jewish Christians in Antiquity (2010) and The Epistle of Barnabas: Outlook and Background (1994)
Cite this Lecture
Carleton Paget, J. (2022, March 14). The Person of Jesus - Jesus' Uniqueness [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/the-person-of-jesus/jesus-uniqueness
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