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Jesus the Christ is a classic text on the life and ministry of the Savior. Published more than eight decades ago and translated into many languages, Jesus the. Jesus the Christ book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. First published in , Jesus the Christ is the classic Latter. JESUS THE CHRIST. James E. Talmage. (c) Deseret Book. CONTENTS. CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION. (pages ). Historicity of Jesus the Christ.
Either one is correct. Everyone knows what you're talking about either way, but Christ is not Jesus's last name so Jesus …more Hi Dakota: Everyone knows what you're talking about either way, but Christ is not Jesus's last name so Jesus the Christ is more correct.
That would be like using someone's job or profession and using it as their last name. If Isaac was a fisherman his whole life his name would not be Isaac Fisherman, it would be Isaac Shrout although people may call him Isaac the Fisherman. Either way everyone knows what you're talking about.
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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jun 02, Josh rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It is a critical study and biography of the life of Christ from his pre-mortal existence, through his continuing mortal ministry, and into his role at the end of days.
If in doubt, seek it out, and decide for yourself. Parts may be unfamiliar to mainstream Catholicism, and Protestantism, but the position of Jesus Christ as the leader and head of the LDS church, according to Mormon belief, is undeniable. If you have intellectual difficulty with these concepts, try a more open-minded approach. If you have a challenge of faith, then pray with an open heart and a contrite spirit for personal guidance and peaceful understanding.
The author, James E. Talmage, was a very studious scholar and author, so this is not an easy read. Dedication and steadfastness must accompany any attempt to finish and digest this book.
View 1 comment. A friend from a faith other than my own gave me this book in before I left to do volunteer service. Jesus the Christ is the most complete compendium that I know of of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ found in the New Testament. John the Baptist, Herod Antipus, and virtually any subject you would want to study about New Testament subjects is found in this marvelous book. View all 3 comments. Jun 08, Rebecca Adams rated it it was amazing Shelves: Absolutely wonderful.
Suffice to say, besides gaining a greater Absolutely wonderful. Suffice to say, besides gaining a greater knowledge of the chronological events in the life of Jesus Christ, I gained a stronger testimony of Him, and have a renewed commitment to be more like Him in my everyday life. He was the ultimate example of kindness, love, charity, and obedience. I think of his hands pierced and bleeding to pay the debt!
Such mercy, such love and devotion can I forget? Oh, it is wonderful that he should care for me Enough to die for me!
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Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me! Charles H. Gabriel, Sep 21, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read it on Sundays for quite a few months but ended up not having enough grit to stick with the book and got distracted and put it down.
I still could not take it off my currently reading shelf because it was too heartbreaking for me to take it down even though I could go years between picking it up.
On a wonderful challenge from a girlfriend, I became reacquainted with this book, quite a few months ago. This time I decided to listen to an audio edition on my iPhone. It was still slow going at times, especially in the beginning, but once I got through the first four or five chapters I was hooked.
The chapters that covered the end of Christ's life: The Atonement, Crucifixion, and Resurrection were incredibly moving. I found myself in tears several times while listening. Putting on makeup, scrubbing dishes and trying to match up widow socks had suddenly become a spiritual experience. It felt so important and meaningful for me as a Christian and LDS woman to read a book that took such an in-depth look at the life of Jesus Christ. There was so much that I learned about the background and history of Jesus that I never knew before.
I just hope that I can retain part of what I learned. Most of all, if this book has not brought a powerful change in how I live my life the fault is all my own.
This book was truly beautiful and inspiring in every way. I'm so happy that I can finally move this book to the read shelf and hope that it will make another appearance someday in currently reading. Apr 20, Shiloah rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a classic I will read again and again.
The insights I gleaned about Christ will be forever in my heart and mind. Dec 07, Tami rated it it was amazing. I initially started reading this for a project in college, but never got past chapter 5.
I am so glad I finally completed my challenge to myself years ago to read this! While the language takes a bit getting used to maybe not for others, but for me , I really enjoyed the in-depth study of the Savior's life and His experiences and teachings in the New Testament. The scripture "feast on the words of Christ" really came to mind as I thirsted and feasted on these chapters every morning.
I also think I initially started reading this for a project in college, but never got past chapter 5. I also think having an older, more experienced mind helped to understand and appreciate the written words of Christ, explained by Talmage.
I think any Christian would truly benefit from reading, studying, and praying with this book as a companion to the New Testament! There are so many questions that are answered and doctrines that become so clear. Many times, I wondered how the world got so confused with Christianity and its doctrine when it is so simple!!!
Loved the book and look forward to reading it again in years to come. Hopefully it won't take 18 more!!! Jan 23, Sarah rated it it was amazing. I learned so much. I can see that I will want to re-read this again in the future because there is so much great information but I couldn't retain it all! I was always intimidated by this book and have heard and even still having read it people say, Oh, that is some deep stuff, hard to get through. If I can read it and gleen so much from it, anyone can!
The first bit is hard and a little confusing and I can see how people will give up, but keep going and you really learn so much about the Savior! Loved it. Also, it is hard to invest a lot of time reading it, so I read it by reading it on Sundays and then I could read my other books on the other days of the week.
View 2 comments. Feb 17, Arthur rated it did not like it. This is the case for Jesus the Christ. In my reading the book does several things well, but there are other books that do everything it does better. As historical, linguistic and cultural contextualization of the Jesus of the Mormon cannon and of Mormon theology more broadly the book is quite good.
However Talmadge was a scientist, and the information in his book has aged. As a book that non mormons can turn to for understanding of the theology of the restoration in a historical and cultural context Jesus the Christ is not excellent. The book is written for well read members of the Church.
View all 9 comments. Feb 19, John rated it it was amazing. I read this for the first time on my mission--and just in time, because even though I had studied the gospels in Seminary, this book lays out so clearly the complete life and ministry of the Savior.
The best part is the footnotes--just knowing the little details makes the life of the Savior that much more real and close, like you were there.
So many things about Nazareth and Judea sounded like Paraguay to me that on a long walk through strange places 15 miles a day sometimes I could look aroun I read this for the first time on my mission--and just in time, because even though I had studied the gospels in Seminary, this book lays out so clearly the complete life and ministry of the Savior.
So many things about Nazareth and Judea sounded like Paraguay to me that on a long walk through strange places 15 miles a day sometimes I could look around and say, "This is like a road Jesus walked on. I highly recommend it to missionaries and to anyone who teaches a Sunday School class. Jan 03, Teresa rated it it was amazing.
Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage
I have never been able to gain such a deep understanding of the New Testament as I have viewing it through the eyes of this great prophet. Jesus Christ's mortal experiences have been brought to life for me.
I reverence my Savior even more and understand more of His divinity. Seldom do I take a year to read a book. In this case, I am glad I did. As part of a study group we undertook a chapter a week to read, study, and discuss; I would recommend this to everyone attempting a serious study of the book. It is not a read cover-to-cover type book.
It would be more correctly classified as a textbook, meant to be taken in in small doses, contemplated, and then moving on.
Yes, his vocabulary is challenging. His sentences are long, complex, and semi-colon ridden and correct Seldom do I take a year to read a book. His sentences are long, complex, and semi-colon ridden and correctly used each time. As an English teacher, I appreciate such things! He is so worth the effort. I have grown to love his humor--yes, it is there--his brilliant, but cutting insults to those worthy of them, and his analytical mind.
I have read the same New Testament he did, but he has brought such insight to the life of Christ that I often wondered where my mind was when I read it.
Even though this was written a hundred years ago, he is such a great teacher that I had "aha moments" nearly weekly. He even empowered me to disagree with him a couple of times the benefit of years of scholarship he didn't have , that I would never have dared beforehand.
In fact, I am contemplating reading Edersheims' Life of Jesus the Messiah, a book he quotes from often. Something that would have been well beyond me with its pages.
Jesus the Christ
But now, after Talmage, maybe I can do it; or at least read sections of it. Jesus the Christ has become my go-to reference when teaching the New Testatment. His ability to synthesize the gospels into a whole brings new meaning to the sometimes choppy reading that the different gospels present. Will we ever see his like again: I hope so, but haven't seen it yet. View all 6 comments.
Jul 08, Von Sowards rated it it was amazing Shelves: This has to be one of the most complex and wordy book I have ever read. In order to finish this book I had to listen to the audio narration while reading the printed text, stopping several times to re-read a passage of to simply ponder the beauty and devinity of the life of our savior.
Talmage in his strong scriptural experience was able to point out simple passages that tied into so many other things. It was amazing. This book is very properly named because ever word in it is not just a testimon This has to be one of the most complex and wordy book I have ever read. As Dr. Talmage taught me about Jesus I saw that he was no ordinary man. Jesus Christ was the son of the everlasting Father of Creation.
Jesus Christ is the only hope to ever be with and become like The Almighty God. After the author spends pages showing the magisty and power that is in the man who's birth marked the center of our timeline, he shows the hope of all Christians: I began this book in ??
Sister Nichols challenged me to finish the book sometime in November I think, so off the shelf it came.. It was perfect timing; Sadie left in Nov. I got sick in December and then again in January flu A, flu B, sinus inf.
So, I read For me, the footnotes were nearly as valuable as the text. I wonder what it was like to attend the author's lectures?
View all 5 comments. Oct 15, Monica Johnson rated it it was amazing.
Getting ready to reread this amazing book. It's been 13 years, and I believe I can get more insight during the 2nd reading. I just finished.
It took me 18 months to complete, but I took the time to really absorb. It was worth it, Talmage is mind boggling with the amount of knowledge he placed in the pages.
This book is one of the best scriptorial resources. Absolutely brilliant.
While the study guide covers many of the issues in JTC to which a modern scholar would object, the reader should not therefore assume that everything problematic in JTC has been addressed. Further, while the study guide does a good job in correcting now-dated observations, it does not provide to the reader any of the new insights of biblical scholarship.
Something as simple as suggested sources for further study at the end of the book or a few pages explaining the major trendlines of 20th- and earlyst- century New Testament scholarship would have been enormously helpful here. I also noticed some editing infelicities in this book.
At one point, they date the Talmud to the 4th and 5th centuries xvi , but at another point date it to the 6th or 7th centuries p Material about Peter as the rock p appears in the chapter on the Transfiguration when it properly belongs in the previous chapter. At least one of the study questions seemed attached to the wrong chapter. And I believe the authors introduced a few errors of their own.
And while biblical scholars are notorious for disagreeing, there are a few of what I would consider errors here. For example, at one point they write that Matthew was the only Gospel writer to gather parables together p87 , but Mark did the same.
An apostle was wrong. Wrong again. Wrong over here. Wrong about this as well. I suppose your sensibilities regarding the proper level of obedience to authority and attitudes toward de facto infallibility will determine whether you think this reading experience is a good one or a poor one for our missionary to have.
Which leads to the big question: does this book make sense? The study guide adds another although there is lots of white space.
The Execution of Jesus the Christ
And for all that, virtually nothing from modern New Testament scholarship is covered unless JTC happened to mention a topic that the study guide corrects.These chapters discuss advances in biblical scholarship, new LDS revelations, and also devote quite a bit of time to the Joseph Smith Translation and other teachings from Joseph Smith which were not available to Elder Talmage. Wright has written much on the Christ. Richard Holzapfel and Thomas Wayment have written a study guide that attempts to bring modern scholarship, revelation, and sensibilities to the reader of JTC.
By the way, this follows on the heals of a similar novel written by the extraordinary New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III called A Week in the Life of Corinth, obviously about the early church, and the brand new, imaginative and I think very helpful one, also by Ben Witherington, called A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem which explores how that seismic event scattered the members of the persecuted local church in Jerusalem in 70 AD.
If I can read it and gleen so much from it, anyone can!
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