A Historical Account of Jesus Christ
Compares the information found in David Flusser's "The Sage from Galilee: Rediscovering Jesus' Genius" with the numerous other writings regarding the character of historical Jesus.
# 153185 | 1,990 words | 6 sources | APA | 2013 |
Published on May 05, 2013 in History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (The Bible) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)
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This paper contends that one of Flusser's main intentions in writing "The Sage from Galilee: Rediscovering Jesus' Genius" was to demonstrate that it is actually possible to write a historical account of Jesus Christ. Next, the author relates the way that Flusser's work is virtually a materialization of the information that has been written about Jesus' life. The paper underscores that understanding historical Jesus Christ is virtually a matter of how much one is willing to believe the accuracy of the accounts provided by the preacher's contemporaries in the New Testament.
From the Paper:"Recent attempt to provide the general public with information regarding historical Jesus were also performed by members of the church, as they apparently wanted to have Christianity freed from everything that stood between it and the true personality of Jesus Christ. In spite of their religious character, those who were engaged in doing this did not want their faith to prevent the truth from emerging. Thus, they too agreed regarding how particular passages in the New Testament were inaccurate from a historical viewpoint. In spite of their apparent objective position, most dedicated Christians fail to demonstrate that it is their actual intention to contribute to generating an accurate historical Jesus, as their desire is most probably that of confirming particular aspects about Jesus through associating them with historical data.
"Although most scholars studying historical Jesus have apparently agreed on most concepts until the early eighties, matters appeared to have changed very much ever since, as contemporary scholars can no longer be categorized, with most of them expressing very different views on the topic. People today are believed to concentrate on two main theories, that relating to how history should be associated with theology and that relating to how theology should be related to history."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Burer, Michael H. "A Survey of Historical Jesus Studies: From Reimarus to Wright". Retrieved October 20, 2010, from the Bible.org Website: http://bible.org/article/survey-historical-jesus-studies-reimarus-wright
- Flusser, David & Notley, Steven R. (2007). "The sage from Galilee: rediscovering Jesus' genius". Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.
- Dawes, Gregory W. (2001). "The historical Jesus question: the challenge of history to religious authority". Westminster John Knox Press.
- Rausch, Thomas P. (2003). "Who is Jesus?: an introduction to Christology". Liturgical Press.
- Sanders, E. P. (1995). "The historical figure of Jesus". Penguin Books.
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