Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Jesus of Nazareth in missionary preaching: Luke's view; 2. Luke's presentation of Jesus in his Gospel; 3. Pre-Lucan traditions about Jesus in the speeches in Acts; 4. Jesus in Paul's preaching; 5. The gospels and ancient biographical writing; 6. Jesus in the gospel traditions; 7. The gospel traditions in the early church; Conclusions; Index of authors; General index.
This book argues that an account of the life and character of Jesus formed an integral part of the early church's preaching.