The Figure of Jesus Analytical Essay by cee-cee

The Figure of Jesus
This paper discusses the figure of Jesus, concentrating on the views of Mark Allan Powell in the work "Jesus as a Figure in History".
# 115070 | 2,200 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 05, 2009 in History (Religion) , Philosophy (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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In this article, the writer notes that the place of Jesus as a religious icon and the central figure of one of the largest religious movements in the world is secure, but the role, meaning, and even existence of the historical Jesus is more problematic. The writer discusses that this figure is explored by Mark Allan Powell in his book "Jesus as a Figure in History," where the author considers how historians have treated the question of the historical Jesus, facts of his life that can be verified and similar issues separate from faith. The writer notes that different contemporary visions of Jesus are filled out even more as Powell discusses the six different contemporary accounts he features in his book. The writer concludes that Powell does a good job of bringing these different elements together and showing how the search for the historical Jesus relates to these questions, utilizes these questions, and leaves even more questions to be answered.

History of Jesus

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Powell, M.A. (1998). Jesus as a Figure in History. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press.
  • Powell, M.A. (1998). Issues in Jesus Research and Scholarship. 20 March 2008.

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