Did Jesus see himself as the servant referred to in Isaiah 53? This understanding of Jesus' view of his mission has come under attack. This article concerns itself with a response to the work of C. F. D. Moule, C. K. Barrett, and Morna Hooker who are all critical of the view that finds Jesus' self-understanding steeped in Isaiah 53.
France responds to the provocative book of John H. Yoder titled The Politics of Jesus. He wants to look for renewed thinking among affluent Christians on matters of economic ethics. The article considers Jesus' practice and teaching in relation to wealth and property. Finally, the author wants to apply this to the contemporary issues posed in Christian ethics.