Born of a Virgin?: Reconceiving Jesus in the Bible, Tradition, and Theology

Lincoln, Andrew T (2013) Born of a Virgin?: Reconceiving Jesus in the Bible, Tradition, and Theology. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, pp. 211-232. ISBN 978-0-8028-6925-8

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Abstract

Many Christians find the virgin birth a difficult doctrine and are not sure how to handle it. This book examines why that is by addressing the whole range of issues that arise - literary, historical and hermeneutical - from a perspective that takes seriously creedal confession and theological and ecclesiological concerns. incoln's investigation of the primary sources for the virgin birth leads him to consider the literary genre and distinctive characteristics of the New Testament birth narratives as part of ancient biography, and to reassess the likely historicity of the traditions that Matthew and Luke have in common. He then looks at how changes in our views of history and biology decisively affect any traditional understanding of the virgin birth, exploring what that means for the authority of Scripture and creed, and for our understanding of Christology.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Andrew T. Lincoln | Eerdmans Author Interview Series http://www.eerdmans.com/Products/6925/born-of-a-virgin.aspx
Uncontrolled Keywords: REF2014 Submission
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2015 15:34
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2017 13:42
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2603

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