Jesus: Man, Myth or Irrelevant Argumentative Essay by Nicky

Jesus: Man, Myth or Irrelevant
Looks at the historicity of Jesus as evidence to oppose the argument that Jesus of Nazareth is a myth.
# 146939 | 1,360 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 26, 2011 in History (Leaders) , History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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This paper underscores that cross-reference sources, especially the writings of ancient historians, substantiate that Jesus, his followers and his teachings actually existed. Next, the author relates the reliability of the New Testament as a source because it reports many events that are evidenced in other genuine texts from this period. The paper concludes that, even though the historical evidence supports the existence of Jesus the man, Jesus' claim of divinity cannot be credited directly. However, given the world-wide spread of the beliefs of Christianity, the need to verify this debate may be moot.

From the Paper:

"Other texts point to the fact that Jesus did exist. In looking for evidence supporting that Jesus lived, we should not overlook the importance of religious documents, either. The New Testament is perceived as reliable because it contains many events that are recorded in other texts from its era. It is also worth noting that those that knew Jesus are also to be considered in proving his existence. Their testaments to his life have survived and they are accounts of what life was like with Jesus during his ministry. There is no reason to believe that these accounts are anything but non-fiction."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Craig, Albert, et al. The Heritage of World Civilizations. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. 2000.
  • Cutner, Herbert. Jesus: God, Man Or Myth? San Diego: Book Tree. 2000.
  • Duiker, William, et al. The Essential World History. Belmont: Thomson Wadsworth. 2008.
  • Voorst, Robert E. Van. Jesus Outside the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdman's Publishing Company. 2000.

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