Jesus and history

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  • Gospel Of John Essay Questions

    youngest of Jesus’ apostles. The gospel of John was written around 80- 90A.D in the city of Ephesus. Ephesus by that time was the center of commerce and culture. The majority of John’s audience was no longer Jewish converts but rather people who lived in a world dominated by culture and thoughts of Greece and Rome. Apostle John sought to appeal to their reasoning power to for them to reflect on who Jesus claimed to be. The main purpose to why John wrote the gospel is that “you may believe that…

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  • The Principal Beliefs Of Christianity

    the divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the nature of God and the Trinity, the revelation and the salvation, influence the life of adherents by providing the core foundations to what they are to live their live based upon. Variants of these beliefs are expressed through differing religious perspectives such as Catholicism, Anglicism and Pentecostalism. The divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ is of the belief that Jesus is both fully human and…

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  • Jesus Unique

    1. In what ways is Jesus unique from other leading figures of history? In what ways is Jesus similar? Logically, asking how Jesus is unique from other spiritual leaders is like asking how our sun is different from other stars in our system of planets. The argument being that there are no other stars in our solar system. Historically, no other religious leader can compare to the uniqueness of Jesus Christ, since He is the only one who was dead and is now alive. He declares in Revelation 1:17-18…

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  • The Role Of Christianity In The Gospel Of Saint Matthew

    one of the most rapid growing religions in human history, remaining influential and reaching out to prospective converts for a variety of reasons even in the modern era. However, it is important to further explore and understand Christianity’s development throughout its history to evaluate if the beliefs from early Christians remain valid and relevant. Consequently, it is crucial to contemplate how early Christians adapted and drew upon their history to compel others and make of the religion a…

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  • Reflection Paper On Judaism And Christianity

    could be focused on. I want to begin by answering the question talking about challenges with my own spirituality. When we were discussing the topic of Jesus being the son of God, one argument that I kept seeing pop up among the other forum posts was that “Jesus is the son of God because he was born of the Virgin Mary.” I have always believed that Jesus was born of a virgin, this is why he is the son of God; however, when someone is trying to make a solid argument I do not see this fact as a…

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  • The Old Testament Passages Of The Day Of Pentecost

    accounts of Elijah’s ascension in 2King 2: 9-13 and together with the third Gospel passages showing Elijah parallels, may attest Luke’s depth to Christians circles that celebrated Jesus’ earthly ministry as the climax Israel’s colorful tradition of charismatic prophecy. Other possible facts of the ascensions tradition history includes Eph. 4: 8-10; 1 Tim 3:16; John 2: 17. The visibility and historicity of…

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  • Jesus: The Historical Account Of Jesus

    Jesus was a man. Jesus was born into a poor, working family in Nazareth. Jesus was born in a time that was characterized by the political unrest that culminated as a result of the Roman occupation in Judea. But really, who was Jesus? How is he the same or different than the divine figure and gentle shepherd that followers of Christianity worship today? Can the Christian faith be entirely based upon him, the historical Jesus, the real man? The man Jesus is often considered to have been a…

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  • Excavating Jesus Summary

    “Excavating Jesus” proved to be a unique blend of ground as gospel, as self-claimed in its introduction. However, after the engaging introduction, filled with facts and fun quips from the authors, the reader was pulled away from the goal of excavating Jesus and towards a textual representation of first century history that no longer focused on the historical Jesus but rather the historical Christian. Written by John Dominic Crossan, an Irish-American Catholic religious scholar, and Johnathan…

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  • Adoptionism: Closed Canon

    God, at some point, saw a worthiness in Jesus so He then “adopted” Him and bestowed power upon Him. At this point in time Patripassianism was an idea the church was trying to fight against; therefore by bringing distinction to the roles of God and Jesus appears to eliminates the thought of God suffering. The concept of God adopting a “worthy” Jesus and bestowing power upon Him was also formulated in an early Gnostic thought. Augustus: Ruling Emperor when Jesus was born, Augustus took it upon…

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  • N. T. Wright's Paul: In Fresh Perspective

    following chapters: Paul’s World, Paul’s Legacy, Creation and Covenant, Messiah and Apocalyptic, and Gospel and Empire, while in part two – Structures – are subsumed Rethinking God, Reworking God’s People, Reimagining God’s Future and the final chapter Jesus, Paul and the Task of the Church. The book is undoubtedly demonstrative of Wright’s approach to Pauline studies. SUMMARY In the preface, Wright outlines the argument of his book, hence his method of approaching Apostle Paul, describing the…

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