Sigurd Grindheim teaches New Testament at Fjellhaug International University College, Norway.
'In this exceptionally rich, informative andrewarding study, Sigurd Grindheim explores the Christology of the SynopticGospels by first focusing on contemporary Jewish eschatological expectations.This sets the stage for the study of the individual Synoptics with a focus ontheir distinctive Christologies. The whole discussion is set fully in thefirst-century theological context by frequent reference to non-canonicalliterature. An ideal textbook for courses on the Synoptic Gospels.' - Donald A.Hagner, George Eldon Ladd Professor Emeritus of New Testament, FullerTheological Seminary, USA.--, 'This book is an ideal choice for serious students of the gospels or the life of Jesus. It is well organized, clearly written, and easily intelligible without being simplistic. Dr. Grindheim is abreast of the latest scholarship and interacts with it appreciatively, but takes his own carefully argued approach to the presentation in the synoptic gospels of Jesus' relationship to God. The result is a book that introduces students to the basic issues in the field, and, at the same time, provides interesting and throught-provoking reading.' - Frank Thielman, Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, USA--Sanford Lakoff 'In this exceptionally rich, informative and rewarding study, Sigurd Grindheim explores the Christology of the Synoptic Gospels by first focusing on contemporary Jewish eschatological expectations. This sets the stage for the study of the individual Synoptics with a focus on their distinctive Christologies. The whole discussion is set fully in the first-century theological context by frequent reference to non-canonical literature. An ideal textbook for courses on the Synoptic Gospels.' - Donald A. Hagner, George Eldon Ladd Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA.--Sanford Lakoff 'In this careful work, Dr. Grindheim has provided a refreshing study on the relationship between Christ and God the Father. Paying close attention to both the historical background of the various christological titles as well as the narrative contexts in which they are situated, he has demonstrated how the christological confessions articulated in the Nicene Creed find their roots in the earliest gospel witnesses. This will serve as a clear, informed, and reliable guide for those entering the field of New Testament Christology.' - Dr. David W. Pao, Professor of New Testament and Chair of the New Testament Department, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA.--Sanford Lakoff