A Quest for the Historical Christ

But here the impolite question finally imposes itself: How far or under what circumstances would Jesus' own human understanding, let me specify as viator, of his identity as the Eternal Son have been possible or even remotely ...

Author: Anthony Op Giambrone

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813234878

Category: Religion

Page: 470

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Brings together a collection of essays on the historical Jesus and primitive Christology. Sensitive to the diverse, but traditionally Protestant assumptions and perspectives of the 'Quest' as well as to the widely lamented disconnect between New Testament exegesis and classical dogmatic theology, this book proposes an alternative approach.

Jesus as Guru

While Swami Vivekananda's first accounts of Jesus are characterized by great affinity and recognition, his approach ... He was apparently offended by the impolite treatment he received from some of the congress delegates and the attacks ...

Author: J.P. Schouten

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401206198

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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People in India form images of Jesus Christ that link up with their own culture. Hindus have given Jesus a place among the teachers and gods of their own religion, seeing in his life something of the wisdom and mysticism that is so central to Hinduism. Christians in India also make use of the concepts provided by Hinduism when they wish to express the meaning of Christ. Thus, in any case, Jesus is—for Hindus and Christians—a guru, a teacher of wisdom who speaks with divine authority. But for many Hindu philosophers and Christian theologians there is much more that can be said about him within the Indian framework. He can be described as an avatara, a divine descent, or linked to the Brahman, the all-encompassing Reality. This study looks at both Hindu and Christian views of Christ, starting with that of the Hindu reformer Rammohan Roy at the beginning of the nineteenth century, as well as those of the first Christian theologians of India. The views of Mahatma Gandhi and the monks of the Ramakrishna Mission are discussed, and those of influential Christian schools such as the Ashram movement and dalit theology. Five intermezzos indicate how artists in India portray Jesus Christ.

In Defence of Jesus the Christ

was impolite. I do not think Jesus the Christ was impolite to the priests. Even if he had been, his manner of responding was not the priests' headache. The situation was that the Jews had, for a long time, been expecting a political ...

Author: G. C. Ezeigwe

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665592536

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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This book of mine diligently but strictly challenges another book that viciously insults God, Jesus Christ and Christianity in various matters. Some of the matters: - God does not exist – Jesus was a fiction, he was no son of God, he was a trickster, a criminal. He depended upon the power of witchcraft for his miracles. His teaching is responsible for the backwardness of African countries. If his death washes away our sins. Judas Iscariot and the Jews are to be praised not blamed. He escaped crucifixion (someone else died in is place) and elope with Mary Magdalene to Europe and married her. The insult goes on. In addition to challenging the book, my book reveals the history of Jesus early life, unaccounted for in the popular Christian Bible, explains the difference between the status of Jesus and the status of Christ. Looks into the real meaning of “forbidden fruit” the Holy Trinity, the virgin birth, reincarnation, good Friday, compares Christianity (from emperor Constantine era to our present time) to paganism, considers who took over from Peter, the apostle of Jesus, and give the true meaning of Sabbath. Finally, my book outlines the legacies of Jesus Christ to the world. To Christian my book is a buttress. To non-Christians, it is an enticing invitation to come to Christian fold and taste and see that God is good.

The True Jesus

Addressing her as “woman,” says Borchert, is not impersonal or disrespectful, as it might seem in Western culture. Nor is Jesus' question impolite. He is beginning His mission and establishing parameters, especially His principal duty ...

Author: David Limbaugh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621576488

Category: Religion

Page: 357

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A New York Times Bestseller! "Who do you say that I am?" Uttered by Jesus Christ, this profound question has presented an age-old challenge to believers, skeptics, scholars, and rulers. In attempting to answer this question, The True Jesus goes straight to the unimpeachable source: the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Only in the Gospels, says #1 New York Times bestselling author David Limbaugh, do we come face-to-face with the Son of God, Whose sublime teachings, miraculous actions, and divine essence leap off every page and into our hearts. In this book, Limbaugh combines the four Gospel stories into a unified account (though not, he humbly admits, a perfect harmony) and guides readers on a faith journey through the Four Evangelists' testimonies of the life of Jesus Christ. Along the way, Limbaugh shares his insights on Jesus' words and deeds as well as His unique nature as fully human and fully divine. In The True Jesus, you will learn: - Why even the apostles failed to completely understand Jesus' true identity and mission until after His crucifixion - The real basis for the rejection of Jesus' message by skeptics in His hometown and elsewhere - The historical events preceding Jesus' birth that providentially paved the way for Christianity - How Jesus' message utterly contradicted modern attempts to portray Him as being non-judgmental Limbaugh's passion for the Gospels infuses the pages of The True Jesus, which is both a primer for new Bible readers and an outstanding guide to the Gospels for long-time believers. Who really is the true Jesus? Open this book and begin your odyssey toward the answer.

You Have Been Murdered

“Jesus said that he was the Son of the Only True God. ... No other person in all of history has done these things so Jesus is very different from all other philosophers, preachers or ... Asked David trying not to sound impolite. “Jesus ...

Author: Michael Scopus

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725251458

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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This book is an extraordinarily unique thriller documenting one man's struggle to escape his past mistakes. Set in contemporary London, England, and the picturesque Highlands of Scotland, our story follows David, on the run from the London mob, on a trail of murder, mystery, and mayhem from the hard streets of London to the dark alleyways of Inverness. The stories of an East-End gangster, a street evangelist, an Islamic terrorist, and a police markswoman collide in a story of loss, discovery, and ultimate redemption. It is a gripping thriller interlaced with biblical and historical revelations which can only lead to one inescapable conclusion: "You Have Been Murdered!"

Children of Abraham

Addressing or rebuking one's mother as “Woman” would have been considered impolite and disrespectful. However, Jesus and Mary spoke either Hebrew or Aramaic. As Jesus would not have been impolite to his mother, then the English ...

Author: Tallal Alie Turfe

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475990478

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have similar traditions and are deeply connected. The prevailing belief and practice of each is monotheistic, and all believe that God revealed Himself to Prophet Abraham, the cornerstone of the three faiths. In Children of Abraham, author Tallal Alie Turfe, a champion for religious tolerance, explores the Scriptures, common histories, traditions, and similarities among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He is a strong advocate of interfaith dialogue that offers the chance for better understanding, collaboration, and partnership toward a safer and peaceful world. Children of Abraham offers solutions toward fostering a deeper sense of unity by bringing the followers of the three faiths together to bridge the gap and build connections across religious and cultural differences. “The author has compiled a wonderful collection of data driven facts as well as thoughtful religious views to help 21st Century followers of Abrahamic religions understand and respect each other....” Rabbi Emeritus Allen S. Maller, Temple Akiba “A must read by those who are in a position of influence such as Rabbis, Pastors, Imams, and other religious leaders. Children of Abraham provides a period of dialogue without imposition or conversion....” Father Dr. George H. Shalhoub, St. Mary Orthodox Church “Professor Tallal Turfe has eloquently written and thoroughly portrayed the commonalities between the Abrahamic religions. Children of Abraham will inspire followers of these faiths toward the common cause of peace, tolerance, ethics, and mutual respect....” Imam Abdul Latif Berry, Islamic Institute of Knowledge

Otherness and Identity in the Gospel of John

Here, the vocative γύναι does not convey any disrespectful connotations, as is also true in the case of 19:26b.8 It is common in the Johannine narrative for Jesus to address female characters—for instance, the Samaritan woman (John ...

Author: Sung Uk Lim

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030602864

Category: Religion

Page: 195

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In this book, Sung Uk Lim examines the narrative construction of identity and otherness through ongoing interactions between Jesus and the so-called others as represented by the minor characters in the Gospel of John. This study reconfigures the otherness of the minor characters in order to reconstruct the identity of Jesus beyond the exclusive binary of identity and otherness. The recent trends in Johannine scholarship are deeply entrenched in a dialectical framework of inclusion and exclusion, perpetuating positive portrayals of Jesus and negative portrayals of the minor characters. Read in this light, Jesus is portrayed as a superior, omniscient, and omnipotent character, whereas minor characters are depicted as inferior, uncomprehending, and powerless. At the root of such portrayals lies the belief that the Johannine dualistic Weltanschauung warrants such a sharp differentiation between Jesus and the minor characters. Lim argues, to the contrary, that the multiple constructions of otherness deriving from the minor characters make Jesus’ identity vulnerable to a constant process of transformation. Consequently, John’s minor characters actually challenge and destabilize Johannine hierarchical dualism within a both/and framework.

Divine Sparks

While Jesus' wounds revealed him to his disciples after his resurrection they seem to hide him from us today. So we have trouble finding him when the wounds show up—in the imperfect, the weak, the impolite, the impatient, the irascible, ...

Author: Ted Auble

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595370030

Category: Religion

Page: 88

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No one has all the light, but each person has some share of divine light within. God is not to be found "out there" but rather within the light burning in every human soul. The stories and reflections in Divine Sparks invite discovery of the divine in everyday life situations. Divine Sparks offers a staring point to reflect on one's own story and experience of the divine.

Pro Ecclesia Vol 25 N3

The impolite question thus finally imposes itself: how far or under what circumstances would Jesus' own human understanding, let me specify as viator, of his identity as the Eternal Son have been possible or even remotely comprehensible ...

Author: Pro Ecclesia

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442274150

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Pro Ecclesia is a quarterly journal of theology published by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology. It seeks to give contemporary expression to the one apostolic faith and its classic traditions, working for and manifesting the church's unity by research, theological construction, and free exchange of opinion. Members of its advisory council represent communities committed to the authority of Holy Scripture, ecumenical dogmatic teaching and the structural continuity of the church, and are themselves dedicated to maintaining and invigorating these commitments. The journal publishes biblical, liturgical, historical and doctrinal articles that promote or illumine its purposes. Ways to subscribe: Call toll-free: 800-273-2223 Email: [email protected] For back-issues, please contact [email protected] Editorial inquiries: Joseph Mangina, [email protected] Submissions should be sent by email attachment in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, with identifying marks removed for the purposes of blind peer review. Book review inquiries: Brett Salkeld, [email protected] Advertising inquiries: Carli Hansen, [email protected] Subscription inquiries: [email protected] ISSN: 1063-8512

Pure Religion

Instead, without asking whatJesus prefers, and more than assuming that Jesus wouldside with her, Martha assumes ... He writes, "But this would have been open impoliteness and rudeness, and Jesus' reply indicates nothingof this kind.

Author: Vincent Cheung

Publisher: Vincent Cheung




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Contents: 1. God is not Mocked, 2. Pure Religion, 3. Policy on Charity, 4. The Noble Bereans, 5. The One Thing Needed, and 6. As a Man Thinks.