Search results for: from-jesus-to-christ

From Jesus to Christ

Author : Paula Fredriksen
File Size : 90.15 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 950
Read : 233
Download »
"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

From Jesus to Christ

Author : Rudolf Steiner
File Size : 28.65 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 876
Read : 1108
Download »
Once experienced intuitively by early gnostic thinkers, knowledge of the cosmic significance of Christ and his mission has faded over the centuries. As theologians and historians of the Church critically scrutinized the Gospel records, their focus shifted from Christ to the human figure of Jesus of Nazareth. Today, many are beginning a new search for an understanding of the life, death and resurrection of Christ and its meaning for their lives. In these enlightening lectures, Rudolf Steiner shows how 'the Mystery of Golgotha' can be seen as the pivotal event of human history. The Gospels themselves, he says, are 'initiation documents' that can guide us on a path of spiritual development. Steiner demonstrates how manifold spiritual entities are involved in the events of Palestine which took place 2,000 years ago, and explains problematic aspects of Christian theology such as the resurrection of the physical body. His emphasis throughout is on highlighting the esoteric path to Christ, and he encourages us to awaken to the new revelation manifesting in our time: Christ as the 'Lord of Karma'. This edition contains the public talk given prior to the beginning of the course.

From Jesus to Paul

Author : Francis Wright Beare
File Size : 70.50 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 773
Read : 724
Download »
The essays presented here intend to open afresh the complexity of the question of Paul’s dependence upon and continuity with Jesus. So much attention has been given in the past to this very difficult problem that new solutions are hard to find and suspect when offered. This collection, however, demonstrates diversity in approach, stance, and conclusion. The essays often take issue with the results of current research—including that of Francis Wright Beare, in whose honour they have been produced. They consider a broad range of the recent literature and show that no satisfactory solution has yet been found to the Jesus-Paul quesiton. Indeed, the debate may never be terminated. This collection, however, thoroughly illustrates the debate as it stands now. Of consuming importance to scholars of New Testament theology and text, the volume also admirably depicts the critical approaches that live today within the study of Christianity’s roots.

From Jesus to John

Author : Martinus C. de Boer
File Size : 67.87 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 722
Read : 958
Download »
Marinus de Jonge was Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature at Leiden from 1966 to 1991. A former president of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, the International Society of New Testament scholars, he is best known for his work on the 'Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs' and on the Gospel and Epistles of John. More recently his work on Jesus and early Christology has received critical acclaim: 'Christology in Context. The Earliest Christian Response to Jesus' (1988) and 'Jesus: The Servant-Messiah' (1991). This volume of essays in his honour from a team of international scholars and admirers (from Holland, Great Britain, the United States, Norway and Germany) recognizes his singular and provocative contributions to our understanding of Jesus and New Testament Christology. The essays cover such topics as Jesus' self-understanding, the christological ascriptions of his earliest disciples and followers, the background to New Testament Christology in Judaism, the Christology of Paul, and the Christology of the Gospels, especially John. Together these essays constitute a significant contribution to the discussion about Jesus and the Christology of the earliest Christians.

The Great Conversion How Paul Stole Christianity From Jesus Christ And Turned It Into An Anti Christ Religion

Author : Menelik CC Ngene
File Size : 78.25 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 921
Read : 1031
Download »
Ever wondered why nice talking Christians hate more, discriminate more,kill more, do more evil and commit more financial fraud than any religious people on Earth, cannot obey Christ or ever be like Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ is NOT a Christian. Christians are followers of Paul, not Jesus. They are followers of Paul, a Turkish con man who faked his Christian conversion, appointed himself as an apostle of the Christian faith, used fake credentials to infiltrate the early Christian churches, polluted their teachings with pre existing pagan philosophies, used the name of Jesus to turn Christianity away from Christ, stole Christianity and turned it into an anti Christ religion and left his 419 records as the majority of the bible books you now read in your testament bible books. Interestingly, the letters of Paul has been structurally found to be patterned after the letters the Greek pagans of his days, borrowed from their pagan African compatriots of Egypt, see the G Milligan’s ‘Selections From the Greek Papyri’, 36 as quoted in page XV of Rev William Barclays’ book, ‘The Letters to the Galatians and Ephesians’, by the Saint Andrew press of Edinburg. Rev William Barclay, a doctor of divinity was lecture in New Testament language and literature and in Hellenistic Greek in the University of Glasgow. This explains why over 2000 years after Jesus commanded his followers to love one another, love their neighbours,love their enemies, do good to haters, bless, the cursers, go the extra mile and turn the other cheek of tolerance when faced with oppression, pray for users and abusers of their love. No Christian group has obeyed Jesus Christ and NONE will ever obey him. Discover how Paul stole Christianity from Christ and turned it into an anti Christ religion.

Paul s Corporate Christophany

Author : Rob A. Fringer
File Size : 20.9 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 635
Read : 391
Download »
Paul's Christophany (i.e., his Damascus Road Experience) has been the subject of much scholarly analysis. However, treatments of this phenomenon, while widely varied, have tended to extract the various references from their literary contexts in order to reconstruct the event, to discover the foundations and content of Paul's Christology, or to analyze Paul's experience of conversion and/or call. The current study, focused on the undisputed Pauline epistles, evaluates how and why Paul employed the various Christophanic references in their particular literary and sociohistorical contexts. Through this assessment, the importance of Paul's Christophanic references as part of his larger arguments is established. It is shown how Paul uniquely shapes the various Christophanic references to fit the needs of his argument and through it, the needs of each community. Furthermore, this study demonstrates that Paul's Christophanic references do not primarily establish his apostolic status or assert his apostolic authority. Through this study, the corporate nature of Paul's Christophanic references becomes increasingly evident, and multiple general conclusions are drawn, which provide a possible glimpse into Paul's understanding of his Christophanic experience.

From Jesus to Christianity

Author : L. Michael White
File Size : 27.31 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 587
Read : 619
Download »
L. Michael White, one of the world’s foremost scholars on the origins of Christianity, provides the complete, astonishing story of how Christianity grew from the personal vision of a humble Jewish peasant living in a remote province of the Roman Empire into the largest organized religion in the world. Rather than reading the New Testament straight through in its traditional, or “canonical” order, From Jesus to Christianity takes a historical approach. Looking at the individual books chronologically, in the sequence in which they were actually written, readers can see what they divulge about the disagreements, shared values, and unifying mission of the earliest Christian communities. White digs through layers of archaeological excavations, sifts through buried fragments of largely unknown texts, and examines historical sources to discover what we can know of Jesus.

Das Christentum als mystische Tatsache und die Mysterien des Altertums

Author : Rudolf Steiner
File Size : 41.25 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 558
Read : 879
Download »

From Jesus to the Internet

Author : Peter Horsfield
File Size : 30.76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 540
Read : 879
Download »
From Jesus to the Internet examines Christianity as a mediated phenomenon, paying particular attention to how various forms of media have influenced and developed the Christian tradition over the centuries. It is the first systematic survey of this topic and the author provides those studying or interested in the intersection of religion and media with a lively and engaging chronological narrative. With insights into some of Christianitys most hotly debated contemporary issues, this book provides a much-needed historical basis for this interdisciplinary field.

Scripting Jesus

Author : L. Michael White
File Size : 58.14 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 150
Read : 468
Download »
In Scripting Jesus, Michael White, famed scholar of early Christian history, reveals how the gospel stories of Jesus were never meant to be straightforward historical accounts, but rather were scripted and honed as performance pieces for four different audiences with four different theological agendas. As he did as a featured presenter in two award-winning PBS Frontline documentaries (“From Jesus to Christ” and “Apocalypse!”), White engagingly explains the significance of some lesser-known aspects of The New Testament; in this case, the development of the stories of Jesus—including how the gospel writers differed from one another on facts, points of view, and goals. Readers of Elaine Pagels, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and Bart Ehrman will find much to ponder in Scripting Jesus.