The Life of Christ: A Historical, Critical, and Apologetic Exposition (3 vols.)•
B. Herder 1940
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Father L. C. Fillion’s monumental The Life of Christ is a thorough and methodical exposition of the God-man, Jesus Christ. This massive work is a historical, critical, and apologetic text. As a history, Fillion’s work places special emphasis on Christ’s historical context and the culture and country he inhabited, and explores Jesus’ personality. As criticism, Fillion’s work uses textual and literary analysis to demonstrate the unmatched credibility of the Gospels. Lastly, as an apologetic, The Life of Christ confronts the nineteenth-century historical Jesus movement and the rationalism that assaulted the Christian faith. This classic work, translated from the French by Newton Thompson, provides an insightful exposition of Christ’s life and ministry fit for Catholic and Protestant alike.
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- Provides a classic biblical exposition of the life of Christ
- Focuses on the historical context of the culture and country Jesus lived in
- Evaluates the credibility of the Gospel texts with textual and literary criticism
- Defends the biblical portrayal of Jesus against nineteenth-century rationalists
- Title: The Life of Christ: A Historical, Critical, and Apologetic Exposition
- Author: L. C. Fillion
- Translator: Newton Thompson
- Publisher: B. Herder
- Volumes: 3
- Pages: 2,150
About L. C. Fillion
Louis-Claude Fillion (1843–1927) was a Catholic priest and professor of Scripture and Hebrew at Major Seminary of Reims and Major Seminary of Lyon before being appointed to the Catholic Institute of Paris as the chair of exegesis and Scripture. He was also a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. He published commentaries on all four Gospels.