Jesus and His Death

Jesus and His Death

Historiography, the Historical Jesus, and Atonement Theory

by Scot McKnight

458 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781932792294
  • Published: August 2006

$54.95

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781932792799
  • Published: August 2006

$39.95

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Recent scholarship on the historical Jesus has rightly focused upon how Jesus understood his own mission. But no scholarly effort to understand the mission of Jesus can rest content without exploring the historical possibility that Jesus envisioned his own death. In this careful and far-reaching study, Scot McKnight contends that Jesus did in fact anticipate his own death, that Jesus understood his death as an atoning sacrifice, and that his death as an atoning sacrifice stood at the heart of Jesus' own mission to protect his own followers from the judgment of God.