There are diverse perceptions and opinions about the person of Jesus, and these are based on various assumptions-whether someone is a Christian or not. Regardless of what differing viewpoints we may hold, since the Gospel writers, each in their own distinctive way, address the "Who is Jesus?" question, it is crucial that we at least explore what they have to say. This book presents insights on the identity of Jesus from their accounts, by considering:
-The importance of what the angels had to say about his birth;
-The significance of the events surrounding Jesus' baptism;
-The meanings of the strange story of the temptations of Jesus;
-Two of the audacious things Jesus said about himself;
-The radical politics of Jesus;
-The location of God's presence in the world; and
-The words of an early hymn.
Taken altogether, a most surprising picture of who Jesus was-and is-is revealed.