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Hobbs, April (A) Religion 1001 Christianity Research Paper Logan Edwards Honerkamp Christianity: An Overview Encyclopedia of Religion. Second Edition. Volume Three. Lindsay Jones-Editor-in-Chief. pgs 1660-1671 Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834), a modern interpreter, defined Christianity as “a monotheistic faith . . . essentially distinguished from other such faiths by the fact that in it everything is related to the redemption accomplished by Jesus of Nazareth.” Other interpreters will probably dispute this definition of Christianity. Despite this, this definition would probably still stand. The actual date of birth of Jesus is somewhat impossible to determine. But, it is known that he was born under Caesar Augustus and suffered under Pontius Pilate. Jesus’ first followers were Jews. They saw him as the Christ or Messiah. They believed that Jesus was a promise to the patriarchs of Israel. Paul, an apostle, was the first to interpret and summarize the message of the first believers. Paul’s letters flowed throughout the Christian Communities. Paul’s letters soon
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2010 for the course RELI 1002 taught by Professor Riedl during the Spring '09 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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