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The Life of the Lord Jesus Christ (4 vols.)

by Lange, John Peter, Dods, Marcus

T&T Clark 1872

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Overview

Johann Peter Lange, well-known 19th-century theologian, shares his scholastic research and vast Biblical knowledge in this four-volume set.  This compendium of Christ’s life chronicles the prophecy and story of his life as detailed in the Old and New Testaments, focusing especially on the four gospels of the New Testament. The Life of the Lord Jesus Christ (4 Vols.), originally published in German, was published in English in 1872 and is one of the most comprehensive resources on the subject to date.

Lange, author of the well-known Lange’s Commentary on the Holy Scriptures (63 Vols.), spent the latter part of his life as a professor of theology and dogmatics. It was during this time of his life that he wrote the four-volume collection on the subject of Christ. The collection, although aimed at a scholarly audience, is also a fantastic resource for those outside the realm of academia. Johann Peter Lange approaches Christ’s life in a thorough and accessible manner, combining a critical exegesis of the gospels with historical details. This collection will continue to be an essential tool for anyone wishing to study the life and times of Christ in an in-depth manner, whether pastor, scholar, or layman, and Logos Bible Software makes the collection an easily searchable reference.

Key Features

  • Detailed historical account of the life of Christ
  • Analysis of the four New Testament gospels
  • Easily searchable in Logos Bible Software

Praise for the Print Edition

Because of its thorough treatment, conservative presentation, devotional warmth, and the perspicuity of its insight the work must be considered a monumental contribution toward the understanding of the life of Christ.

—J. D. Pentecost, Bibliotheca Sacra

Lange’s Life of Christ is one of the most complete and elaborate that has been written.

—Online Reviewer

Individual Titles

The Life of the Lord Jesus Christ, Vol. 1

  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1872
  • Pages: 544

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Johann Peter Lange centers volume one of The Life of the Lord Jesus Christ (4 Vols.) around the birth and ministry of Christ. A survey of the history of the gospels, the historical sphere of Christ’s life, and historic records of the life of Christ are included in this two-part introductory volume.

The Life of the Lord Jesus Christ, Vol. 2

  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1872
  • Pages: 504

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

John the Baptist was an important introductory figure to Christ, as volume two discusses. As well as detailing John the Baptist’s testimony, this resource journeys with Christ through his travels, calling of disciples, and the controversy surrounding Christ’s later years.

The Life of the Lord Jesus Christ, Vol. 3

  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1872
  • Pages: 512

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From the miracles of Christ to his death and resurrection, volume three spans some of the most important events of the Christian faith, outlined by Lange in an objective and scholarly manner.

The Life of the Lord Jesus Christ, Vol. 4

  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1872
  • Pages: 502

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Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John contain four unique comprehensive accounts of the Christ’s life. Lange takes the time in his fourth and final volume of The Life of the Lord Jesus Christ (4 Vols.) to dissect Christ’s life from the viewpoint of each gospel. He ends the collection with an index.

Product Details

  • Title: The Life of the Lord Jesus Christ
  • Author: Johann Peter Lange
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 2,062

About Johann Peter Lange

Born in Prussia in 1802, Johann Peter Lange studied at Bonn University. After his ordination he pastored Reformed churches until 1841. He gained the theological world’s attention through two publications. First, he wrote articles in Evangelische Kirchenzeitung. Appearing between 1830 and 1840, those articles revealed his commitment to orthodoxy. Second, he wrote a powerful criticism of the view of Jesus presented by D. F. Strauss in Leben Jesu (1835). Lange’s book, published at Duisburg in 1836, was an attempt to show that the portrayal of Jesus in the Gospels is a reliable record and not, as Strauss held, "mythical." In 1841 Lange became professor of theology at Zurich, a position originally offered to Strauss. Lange was a prolific author whose writings included hymns. His name is primarily known in America through the translation edited by Philip Schaff of his Theologischhomiletisches Bibelwerk (25 Vols.). That work, intended to help preachers prepare sermons, comments on the whole Bible. Lange’s evangelicalism was of the school known as "Vermittlungstheologie," which attempted to combine the emphases of the Protestant Reformation with the proved achievements of modern science. Other famous writings of his include Lange’s Commentary on the Holy Scriptures (63 Vols.). He died in 1884.