Jesus And Christology - 1,306 words
Theologians and philosophers have been trying to question who Jesus is for hundreds of year now. This time in the form of what is called the contemporary study of Christology. The thrust of Christology is somewhat dependent upon which theologian one reads. Hans Kung calls his approach Christology from below. Others simply focus on the crucifixion and the resurrection of Christ (Cunningham); others are exploring His life and work on earth (Imbelli). Some deny the fact that Jesus is God (Kung), others express strongly that yes, Jesus is part of the Triune and is God (Cunningham and Imbelli). "Christology" literally means the study of Christ. Christianity is founded on the belief that Jesus wal ...
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Jesus Or Hitler - 1,464 words
Anti-Semitism was widespread in Europe at the time Hitler came to power. Much of this anti-Semitism was rooted, first, in religious beliefs that arose more than 1500 years before Hitler came to power, and second, on political beliefs, often cynically exploited for political gain. Though it was not accepted by everyone, this existing anti-Semitism was common and provided a receptive audience for Hitler's anti-Semitic claims. Hitler did not just exploit the existing anti-Semitism in Germany; he changed it and built on it until it became an all-consuming obsession both for himself and for the rest of the National Socialist leadership. The most significant difference between traditional anti-Sem ...
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The Similarities Between Adolf Hitler And Jesus Christ - 669 words
The Similarities Between Adolf Hitler and Jesus Christ Many individuals hold the opinion that Adolf Hitler (1889 1945) and Jesus Christ (6 BC AD 30) have nothing in common; however, similarities become apparent when one contemplates both Hitlers and Christs objectives and influences upon the world. Adolf Hitlers main objective was to have a world populated by a superior Aryan race. Hitler almost accomplished this task with his Nazi followers, and by appointing himself dictating fuer over Germany. Upon becoming fuer, Hitlers status was raised to that of a god, and with this godlike power he enforced his ideas upon a nation. Hitlers idea of a world controlled by an elevated Aryan race could ...
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Jesus Christ And Macmurphy - 1,932 words
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: Jesus Christ and McMurphy Many protagonists are considered heroes, ranging from Hamlet to Hercules. All of these heroes also did something to earn the honoured title. In today's society modern heroes have been found, one of which is the traditional Western hero. We also have a hero in Jesus Christ, saviour to some, yet a hero no matter what religion those who look upon him follow. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey uses both of these heroes of today, amalgamating them so that his protagonist displayed characteristics of each. McMurphy, the protagonist, is a character aided in creation by those two images with opposing characteristics, yet McMurphy w ...
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Jesus - 788 words
Jesus was considered the greatest man who ever lived. A carpenters son with no wealth and little education, he stands as the dominant figure of Western Civilization and towers over all world history (web 1). The explanation for his execution has been discussed for a very long time. The two major historical explanations are that he died to atone for humanitys sins and that Romans did not want Jesus to have the power they knew he capable of obtaining. This is what the followers of Christ have been taught through the teachings of the church. Many historians have their own view of how this precisely occurred. It must take an incredible powerful person to die for everyone elses sins and rise from ...
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Mary Mother Of Jesus - 390 words
In the movie that we saw during class was about Mary, Mother of Jesus. The following essay will answer the question of Mary's understanding of her role and her understanding of who Jesus was and who he was going to be. Mary, at times in this movie was extremely confused about things that were happening to her. For example, the first time that God talked to her she was confused; she didn't know what was going on. Mary had no clue whether to ignore the voice or believe it. Another example was when Mary was at the Inn giving birth to Jesus. God spoke to Mary and told her to name her son Jesus. And now with her faith in God, she was no longer confused about who was speaking to her and what she h ...
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The Death Of Jesus Christ - 1,113 words
Jesus' life has provided for the religion of Christianity. Jesus was and is a very important part of modern life, and without him, our lives would be totally different today. In this paper, we are trying to dig deeper into the meaning of Jesus' crucifixion and death. The basis of the writings about Jesus' death is solely made up of literature, and no physical structures. In the Bible, the four Gospels go into detail of Jesus' life and death. This topic is discussed by the Roman historians Cornelius Tacitus, Pliny the Younger, and Seutonius, and by others such as Thallus, Phlegon, Lucian of Samosata, and a few others. The Shroud of Turin, thought to be the actual burial cloth of Jesus, along ...
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Gnostic Jesus - 1,547 words
Gnostic writings of Jesus portray him as a heavenly redeemer made less of flesh than of spirit. The emphasis of Jesus' importance is not on his physical humanness but rather, on his ability to show people the way to the kingdom. Jesus put on flesh in order to give people gnosis and reveal to them where they come from and where they will eventually return. When it is time for Jesus to return to his heavenly home, he is crucified and resurrected before he finally ascends. His body's lack of importance in some Gnostic texts gives this series of events a different connotation than other versions of the story more common today. The Gnostic understanding of Jesus gives us better knowledge of what ...
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Jesus And The Kingdom Of God - 874 words
The Gospel of Thomas is unlike any other scripture written about Jesus. It is a collection of Jesus' secret sayings that only someone who actually knew him, like his "twin", would be able to recount. Jesus, in the Gospel of Thomas, is a teacher that points his followers in the direction of the Kingdom of Heaven. He explains that the kingdom is a place with no poverty, where all is revealed and that it is already inside and around them but they must learn how to find it. The Kingdom of Heaven, according to Thomas' Jesus, is within each one of us. This concept of god and the kingdom being a part of everyone is a common theme throughout the Bible (Lk 17:21). In the third saying, Jesus tells his ...
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Jesus Life - 1,870 words
Both historians and people connected to the subject by religious beliefs have been trying for ages to find out more about the life of Jesus. Did he really exist? Is it true what has been written in the Bible? Was he really able to cure people just by a simple touch? Was he the true Son of God? All those questions would remain open without a confirmed and certain answer. If he was a real person that lived and walked on the very same earth we do it is amazing how influential could a single persons life be. The only information we can find about him is stored in the Bible. There are no other sufficient sources that the human kind can use. His life is described in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, L ...
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Jesus Miracle Healings - 1,362 words
Topic: Parallel passages from the gospels of Mark 1:21-35, Matthew 8:14-17, and Luke 4:31-41, which depict Jesus performing different miracle healings The gospel of Mark is believed to be the earliest of the written Gospels and is considered by most scholars to be based on the oral and written traditions of the community. Therefore, Mark's account of Jesus' healings in Capernaum can undoubtedly be traced to stories of the actual events by people who witnessed the occurrences. According to the Gospel of Mark Jesus entered the town of Capernaum and when it became the Sabbath day he entered a synagogue and taught to willing townspeople. "The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught ...
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Miracles By Jesus - 1,203 words
Throughout history many people have given messages. They were trying to make people consider the messages. They would say that they would do something with out actually backing it up, or they would say they are someone with out proof. Jesus had made many messages that said that he was the messiah, the son of god. The performance of miracles had strengthened Jesus message. Because Jesus had done miracles to back up his message, people actually believed he was the messiah, Son of God. Many people believe Jesus actually performed miracles but some people believe he did not. In the book by Washington F. Jarvis (p 65) it defines miracle as an occurrence which we cannot explain in terms of our pre ...
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Jesus' Execution - 1,410 words
Executed for what he stood for, Jesus Christ represented a real challenge to both Romans and first class citizens in the city of Jerusalem. His main theme, the coming of the kingdom of God, obviously carried a destructive tone. The message of the coming kingdom of God opposed the way business was carried out by Roman colonists and aristocracies in Jerusalem. Many scholars propose that the Romans Pilate involved himself in the execution of Jesus because Romans were misled by Jews to see Jesus as a bad person. However, one can see that it was what Jesus stood for that got him crucified. The business in Jerusalem was for the Romans, and Jesus was not pleased with it, so there is no doubt that R ...
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The Flogging Of Jesus - 1,519 words
John 18:39- but it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release `the king of the Jews'?" King of Jews- He's not the king of the Jews, He's slapping them in the face. The same thing Jesus was being accused of Barnabbas did. JN 19:1 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.  The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe  and went up to him again and again, saying, "Hail, king of the Jews!" And they struck him in the face. Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. This is your Messiah people, this is not VBS, or bible study, this is the Messiah that is in love wit ...
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The Survival Of Jesus' Teachings In The 3rd Millenium - 1,183 words
Will the teachings of Jesus Christ be able to survive the 3rd millennium? Jesus emphasized the actions and teachings of God by using his life as an example of God's ways. He was an exact representation of God which made him God as well. Jesus referred to the history of God in his teachings. He used the basis of God's teachings that God demonstrated through Adam, Abraham and David. There were approximately 4000 years between the start of man up to the time of Christ's birth. Then for the last 2000 years after Christ, the church has risen steadily. So, in total, that is 6000 years of Jesus' teachings or the basis of his teachings, which have become more popular now then when they first started ...
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How Can We Be Sure That What We Are Taught About Jesus Is True And Not Just Made Up? - 492 words
There are several ways in which we can be assured that what we are taught about Jesus is true and not just made up. These are called our faith sources. These sources, like the Bible and other sources of information about Jesus have accounts of Jesus life. The most important part of these faith sources is the Christian Scriptures. Although the Christian Scriptures are one of the most valuable tools we have to learn about Jesus there are also the Gospels, and also other non-biblical, and non-Christian accounts of Jesus life that we can consider when trying to answer the question How can we be sure that what we are taught about Jesus is true and not just made up? The Christian Scriptures is the ...
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The Image Of Jesus - 1,086 words
The image of Jesus can be viewed from many different perspectives. Each individual person has developed his or her own images of Jesus the Christ. Every individual has been shaped or formed in some way, whether they comprehend it or not. We have all had individuals enter and exit throughout our lives that have made a significant impact on us, explaining who we are and our future destiny. Being a Christian, clearly, one of the individuals that have entered and made a significant impact in my life is Jesus Christ. He is one who performs miracles and teaches in parables. But, most importantly, he has brought his teaching aspect into my life recently. I have learned many different lessons over t ...
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The Image Of Jesus - 1,159 words
... evil and suffering in the very present of now. The future of Jesus is just as important, what we experience now, is just a taste of what we are going to experience in the future. We live in a sense of in between times, struggling for peace and justice now, and trusting that ultimately God's gifted future will somehow be brought to completion (71). A gifted future is what it is, a mirror gift, we cannot contain God's kingdom through human nature, God gives this to us through his ultimate love and care. We ultimately believe that God is going to bring forth a world, which will hear no, speak no, and see no evil. How did Jesus relate to so many different people? I believe that it was throug ...
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Was Jesus Sent To Be Crucified? - 1,810 words
One of the fundamental beliefs of Christianity is that Jesus had died and allowed for the shedding of his blood for the sake of granting forgiveness to people. In other words Jesus had died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. Let us investigate this topic from the Bible, and find out whether Jesus was sent to be crucified or that he was crucified: 1. Willingness of Jesus Christ to Die for Our Sins: Peter and the two sons of Zebedee were with Jesus Christ before the elders of the people and the chief priests came to take him to crucify him. Jesus at this point talked to Peter and the two sons of Zebedee as in Matthew 26:38 "Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even u ...
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Jesus And Buddha - 629 words
Siddharta Gautama, called by many as Buddha and the father of Buddhism, was born B.C. 560 near the town of Kapilavastu. His father, Suddhodana, was the king of the Sakhyas. Prince Siddharta did not want for material comforts. Nevertheless, he was profoundly dissatisfied . He observed that most human beings were poor and continually suffered from want. Even those who were wealthy were frequently frustrated and unhappy, and all men were subject to disease and ultimately succumbed to death. Surely, Siddharta thought, there must be more to life than transitory pleasures, which were all too soon obliterated by suffering and death. One event that would change Siddhartas perpectives was the very da ...
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