The Scandal of Jesus, By Vinoth Ramachandra

The Scandal of Jesus

IVP Booklets

by Vinoth Ramachandra

The Scandal of Jesus
  • Length: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 3.5 × 5 in
  • Published: September 28, 2001
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 0051
  • ISBN: 9780877840510

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There is something about Jesus that from the beginning has been distasteful, even scandalous, says Vinoth Ramachandra. He was tortured and crucified, the most humiliating form of execution in the ancient world. Everything about his life and death catches the world by surprise.

Some may try to claim that he was just another prophet or great teacher, but what other prophet or teacher has been more enigmatic or shocking? You can search the religious traditions of humankind and you will not come across one like Jesus, who makes seemingly the most arrogant claims concerning himself and lives in the most humble and selfless manner conceivable. Jesus of Nazareth simply blows the imagination apart.

In this booklet you'll join Vinoth Ramachandra in an exploration of this Jesus, exploring what made him so outrageous when he walked on earth, what makes him unique today and why his scandalous claims must be true.


Jesus' Background
Jesus' Lifestyle
Jesus' Self-Understanding
Jesus' Challenge
Jesus' Resurrection
Jesus' Relevance
Jesus' Call


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Vinoth Ramachandra

Vinoth Ramachandra lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He holds both a BS (summa cum laude) and a PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of London. An Anglican lay-theologian, writer, teacher and human rights advocate, he combines multiple interests in his international work with IFES, a global partnership of over 150 university-level Christian movements.