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  Jesus of Nazareth: no other person has been such a source of inspiration to believers and artists. The depictions and illustrations are innumerable.

Eleven themed contributions penned by internationally renowned specialists provide authoritative access to aspects that are essential for an understanding of Jesus of Nazareth.

Numerous examples from the world of art accompany the texts. In terms of historical styles, they exemplify historically the development of cultural connections as well as theological conceptions; they show how the change in people’s comprehension of Jesus is expressed in the evolution of the Jesus pictures. A detailed iconographic index to the illustrations offers an insight into the abundance of the works by theme and inspires comparative examination.

Two double-paged excursuses go deeper into the individual topics and elucidate core aspects in exemplary style.

2000 Years of Faith and History of Civilization




9 7/8 x 13 in.

25 x 33 cm

240 pages

over 300 illustrations,
mainly in colour


Christ in our Image

Jesus - Reality and Vision

Jeshua the Rabbi

Jesus the Man

Jesus of the Bible, Jesus of the Church

Jesus in the Orthodox World

Jesus and the World Religions

Jesus in the Islamic World

Jesus and Women

God, Where do you Live?

Reflections on Christian Art



Picture credits



Serguei Averintsev

David Flusser

Bruno Forte

Ida Friederike Görres

Gustavo Gutiérrez

Maria Jepsen

Adel Theodor Khoury

Hans Küng

Carlo M. Martini

Christoph Wetzel

Wilhelm Zier