Christianity - Christianity Christianity o Judaism and...

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Christianity Christianity o Judaism and Christianity share many common elements o Christianity grew out of Judaism o Main difference regarding Messiah Christianity – Messiah has already come Judaism – he is yet to come The Life and Teachings of Jesus o What we know about the life of Jesus and his teachings is 4 Gospels They are considered in Christianity the basic sources o At the time Jesus is born, there were Judaic groups The Sadducees kept up temple rituals Pharisees very observant of Jewish laws o The Jews waiting for Messiah, foretold in books Isaiah, Daniel, Micah Would bring new order based on the principles of Justice and Love o Messiah means one who is “anointed” refers to ceremony of anointing a new king with Olive Oil o Miraculous conception of Jesus took place in Nazareth; was born in Bethlehem o Was circumcised on 8 th day according to Jewish tradition o Probably attended synagogue school as a child o Later as an adult he took up the profession of carpentry with his foster father Joseph o Raised a devout Jew, Jesus accepted the sacred authority of the Law Observed Sabbath and dietary laws Well versed in the Hebrew Bible Soft spoken
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Appeals to common people, speaks their language Simple and straightforward, and occasionally very witty o Surprisingly, the 4 Gospels don’t inform us anything about Jesus from the age of 16 to almost 26 o Jesus started preaching about the Kingdom of God in his 20’s Baptized by John the Baptist Also formed the ministry
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course REL 2300 taught by Professor Kassim during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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