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Eldest Brother and New Testament Christology

Eldest Brother and New Testament Christology

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Hardback

£80.80

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433156670
Number of Pages: 332
Published: 28/12/2018
Width: 15 cm
Height: 22.5 cm
The Eldest Brother and New Testament Christology explores the origin of cultural representations of Jesus as an eldest brother. Through ethnographic surveys, author Harald Aarbakke shows that the role of the eldest brother in different African societies is often accompanied by additional roles, among them mediator, protector, and leader. Aarbakke also searches for an exegetical basis for this understanding of Jesus, and argues that an eldest brother Christology can be substantiated by the cultural and literary context of certain New Testament texts (Matthew 25:31-46 and 28:10, Mark 3:31-35, John 20:17, Romans 8:28-30, Colossians 1:15-20, and Hebrews 2:10-18).

Harald Aarbakke

Harald Aarbakke is an associate professor at Fjellhaug International University College. He received his Ph.D. in theology from the MF Norwegian School of Theology, Norway. He is a former missionary to Indonesia.

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