The central theological distinctive of Christianity–that Jesus is God incarnate–has repeatedly come under fire from adherents to other religions and scholars who interpret Jesus as a prophet, angel, or guru. Putting Jesus in His Place is designed to introduce Christians to the wealth of biblical teaching on the deity of Christ. Using evidence from the New Testament, this book helps readers appreciate the significance of Christ’s deity in a personal relationship with Him, and gives them the confidence to share the truth about Jesus with others. The book is divided into five sections, each corresponding to an aspect of the New Testament’s revelation of Jesus as God, and using an acronym based on the letters in the word HANDS:
- H-Honors (Jesus shares the honors that are due God)
- A-Attributes (Jesus shares the attributes of God)
- N-Names (Jesus shares the names of God)
- D-Deeds (Jesus shares the deeds that God does)
- S-Seat (Jesus shares the seat of God’s eternal throne)
Putting Jesus in His Place engages objections to the divine identity of Jesus Christ from Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Muslims, Unitarians, and other religious perspectives. Its emphasis throughout, however, is on the positive case for the deity of Christ. The book introduces the reader to cutting-edge scholarship on New Testament Christology and makes the information accessible and usable for those who are not biblical scholars or theologians. Endorsed by an impressive lineup of leading specialists in the field including Martin Hengel, Richard Bauckham, I. Howard Marshall, Craig A. Evans, Daniel B. Wallace, Murray J. Harris, and Larry Hurtado, Putting Jesus in His Place is an indispensable introduction and reference on the New Testament teaching about the identity of Jesus Christ.