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Jesus at Thirty: A Psychological and Historical Portrait

Jesus at Thirty

A Psychological and Historical Portrait

John W. Miller (Author)


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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800662370
  • Pages 188
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Publication Date January 1, 1997


"John Miller's Jesus at Thirty adds a new dimension to historical-Jesus research with a judicious application of psychological insight to the task of historical biblical scholarship.... The book is eminently readable, well-documented, and tinged with the excitement of discovering a fresh perspective from which to contemplate the Jesus of the Gospels — and the one who stands behind the Gospel portrait."
— Wayne Rollins, Assumption College, Massachusetts

"At about thirty Jesus was rejected by his own family, who considered him to be 'out of his mind.' What happened to Jesus to evoke this reaction? Drawing from his detailed knowledge of the Bible, Judaism, and modern psychology, and his experience as a psychological case worker, Miller brings it all together in a well-argued case history."
— William Klassen, Author, Judas: Betrayer or Friend of Jesus?

"No finer study ... an absolute must for those who want to keep up with the racing field of Jesus studies. His sections about family estrangement, the use of the term Father for God, and Jesus' age-thirty transition are special stopping spots in this journey into Jesus."
— Scot McKnight, North Park University, Chicago