2.12 - The Historical Jesus and the Spread of Christianity...

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The Historical Jesus and the Spread of Christianity Paul of Tarsus (5 AD-67AD) Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430) Apollonius: 1. As a young man left home to preach his message 2. 3. Believed Jesus was a fraud 4. Who was Jesus? What can we know about him and his context historically? Did Jesus really live? No actual real historically account of him Historians noted him 30 years after he supposed lived These historians wrote gospels on what they believed Jesus was trying to do, it was their opinion---so was Jesus misquoted? The four gospels: Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John Scholars believed: Most scholars don’t believe the gospels were written by the four by the name they carry Instead they believed the writers were anonymous writers and later were named MMLJ Have found similarities in stories about Jesus and other prophets like Apollonius that lived around the same time. Belief that stoires changed over time and that gospels or whoever wrote the stories emphasized what they believed was important and cut what they didin’t find useful to prove the point they were trying to make Ex: the game that starts at one end and ends at another, whatever said at one end is different at the other end “Stories that are not meant be historically accurate but to…”
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How did Jesus’s followers transform Christianity from a Jewish sect into a new, universal religion? What made it so appealing?
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