n HTS : Theological Studies - Andries van Aarde se vaderlose Jesus

Volume 58, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



<b>Andries van Aarde's fatherless Jesus</b> <br>This article focuses on Andries Van Aarde's book, "Fatherless in Galilee", is an important contribution to the historical Jesus study in South Africa. Van Aarde depicted Jesus as someone who grew up fatherless. For Jesus this meant a lifelong struggle against slander and the exclusion from the temple and the presence of God. Jesus nevertheless trusted God who filled Jesus' emptiness. Jesus was baptized and then started a ministry, focusing on the outcasts of society. He preached that the kingdom of God has come and that the people of this kingdom can experience God, as well as forgiveness of sins. Jesus died but arose in the kerygma. The article also refers to the struggle of the authors of the New Testament writings to understand and express the Jesus event.

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