Jesus: A Portrait

Chapter 10: Jesus The Suffering Servant

Crucifixion as curse, Galatians 3:13 but 1 Corinthians 1:24; accepts Mark comes from Peter (p165). John 1:1 and John 21; 22; 23 (p166).

Peter on The Passion (p166)

Gethsemane (Mark 14:33-36) (p1676). Arrest and death; Josephus and Philo (p167). Mark 14:50-52 Lazarus?; the women and Joseph of Aramathea (p168). Resurrection; Peter's "moral and religious breakdown"; the protective anonymity of Peter's sword wielding (p169). Daniel 7:13; Psalm 110:1 in Mark 14:61-62; opening Psalm 22 in Mark 15:34 (p170). Discussion Psalm 22: "This use by Jesus of Psalm 22 encouraged the eyewitnesses, Mark, and the other Evangelists to find in that Psalm  a key source for the language in which they told the story of the last words of Jesus"; "The cry of dereliction did not represent Jesus ... as bearing the sins of the world, nor did it support the idea that he felt himself to be the object of God's anger. Such ideas are imported from elsewhere ... The cry of abandonment expressed both the frightful suffering that Jesus was undergoing and ... his confidence that God would deliver him" (p171-174).

The Beloved Disciple on The Passion (p174)

Follows Bauckham; John and Mark; Particularities of John; a contrasting stress on loneliness in Mark and divine majesty in John (latter emphasised by Burridge - KC) (p174). John: light and darkness, warm and cold (p175-177)).

Looking back and Looking Forward (p178)

The yes of Jesus (p178). The mouth of Jesus; the ears of Jesus (p179). The face of Jesus: Judas the last to kiss him; the feet of Jesus; Michelangelo and Caravaggio. Pascal: Jesus is in agony to the end of the world (p180). Saint Melito of Sardis; Paul: "We carry in our body the death of Jesus" 2 Corinthians 4:10; Matthew 25:31-46 (p181). Composers and painters (p182).

Jesus The Lord of Glory (p173)

"I understand the Resurrection of Jesus to mean that, through a unique divine action which set the ultimate seal of approval on his life work, Jesus was personally delivered from the situation of death. With his earthly body transformed and taken up into his new, glorified existence, he thus initiated the end of all things for human beings and their world ... historical evidence for the appearances of the risen Jesus and for the discovery of the empty tomb, converges with personal experience, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the testimony of others in making faith in the risen Jesus a reasonable and viable option for one's life." (p173).

The Easter Chapters (p183)

Easter chapters point to mission; Jesus' words correspond to interests of respective evangelists (p184-185). Women and Mary Magdalene; fear and joy (p187). Jesus' lack of emotion; no comment on his appearance (p187). Piero Della Francesca, Titian, icons of the Anastasis; Bach, Beethoven, Bruckner, Mozart, Mahler, Messiaen (p188).

Mark 16.1-8 on The Resurrection (p188)

Darkness/light, absence/presence, silence/speech (p189). Perrin and Moloney explain Mark 16.8 as the "disobedient failure" of the women  contra lightfoot and Pesch; Males downhill from Mark 6 (p190). Women uphill from Mark 14:3-9; Dwyer on "wonder" in Mark; Flight a natural reaction to confrontation with the supernatural (p191). Women proper reaction to Mark 16:6 (p192). Summary of Mark 16 significance (p193).

Redeeming Love (John 20-21) (p194)

Synoptics witness the climax of loving salvation but John more deeply explores the redemptive power of divine love (p194). Implicitly accepts authenticity of John 21 - KC (p195). The draught of fish only miraculous event in Easter chapters (p196). Peter and John (p197). Peter's threefold affirmation (p198). "Deeply haunting" ((p199).