Jesus the Christ

A Study of the Messiah and His Mission
according to Holy Scriptures both
Ancient and Modern by James E. Talmage

Since it was first published in September 1915, Jesus the Christ has been a classic text on the life and ministry of the Savior. Elder Marion G. Romney has said, "One who gets the understanding, the vision, and the spirit of the resurrected Lord through a careful study of the text Jesus the Christ by Elder James E. Talmage will find that he has greatly increased his moving faith in our glorified Redeemer."

In his preface to the first edition, Elder Talmage wrote: "The author has departed from the course usually followed by writers on the Life of Jesus Christ, which course, as a rule, begins with the birth of Mary's Babe and ends with the ascension of the slain and risen Lord from Olivet. The treatment embodied in these pages, in addition to the narrative of the Lord's life in the flesh, comprises the ante-mortal existence and activities of the world's Redeemer, the revelations and personal manifestations of the glorified and exalted Son of God during the apostolic period of old and in modern times, the assured nearness of the Lord's second advent, and predicted events beyond-all so far as the Holy Scriptures make it plain.

"It is particularly congruous and appropriate that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-the only Church that affirms authority based on specific revelation and commission to use the Lord's Holy Name as a distinctive designation-should set forth her doctrines concerning the Messiah and His mission."                             

                     Jesus the Christ: Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1     Introduction
CHAPTER 2     Preexistence and Foreordination of the Christ
CHAPTER 3     The Need of a Redeemer
CHAPTER 4     The Antemortal Godship of Christ
CHAPTER 5     Earthly Advent of the Christ Predicted
CHAPTER 6     The Meridian of Time
CHAPTER 7     Gabriel's Annunciation of John and of Jesus
CHAPTER 8     The Babe of Bethlehem
CHAPTER 9     The Boy of Nazareth
CHAPTER 10    In the Wilderness of Judea
CHAPTER 11    From Judea to Galilee
CHAPTER 12    Early Incidents in Our Lord's Public Ministry
CHAPTER 13    Honored by Strangers, Rejected By His Own
CHAPTER 14    Continuation of Our Lord's Ministry in Galilee
CHAPTER 15    The Lord of the Sabbath
CHAPTER 16    The Chosen Twelve
CHAPTER 17    The Sermon on the Mount
CHAPTER 18    As One Having Authority
CHAPTER 19    "He Spake Many Things Unto Them in Parables"
CHAPTER 20    "Peace, Be Still"  Incidents Preliminary to the Voyage
CHAPTER 21    The Apostolic Mission, and Events Related Thereto Jesus Again in Nazareth
CHAPTER 22    A Period Of Darkening Opposition
CHAPTER 23    The Transfiguration
CHAPTER 24    From Sunshine to Shadow
CHAPTER 25    Jesus Again in Jerusalem Departure From Galilee
CHAPTER 26    Our Lord's Ministry in Perea and Judea
CHAPTER 27    Continuation of the Perean and Judean Ministry
CHAPTER 28    The Last Winter at The Feast of Dedication
CHAPTER 29    On To Jerusalem
CHAPTER 30    Jesus Returns to the Temple Daily
CHAPTER 31    The Close of Our Lord's Public Ministry
CHAPTER 32    Further Instruction to the Apostles
CHAPTER 33    The Last Supper and The Betrayal
CHAPTER 34    The Trial and Condemnation
CHAPTER 35    Death And Burial
CHAPTER 36    In the Realm of Disembodied Spirits
CHAPTER 37    The Resurrection and the Ascension
CHAPTER 38    The Apostolic Ministry
CHAPTER 39    Ministry of the Resurrected Christ on the Western Hemisphere
CHAPTER 40    The Long Night of Apostasy
CHAPTER 41    Personal Manifestations of God the Eternal Father and of His Son Jesus Christ in Modern Times
CHAPTER 42    Jesus the Christ to Return