Christianity_-_history_and_beliefs

Christianity_-_history_and_beliefs - Christianity An...

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Christianity An overview of church history & An overview of church history & Christian belief Christian belief
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The Church: Jewish Roots Hebrew kings were affixed the title “Messiah king” and anointed with a special ointment to show they were chosen for a special role. Jewish prophecy to conquered Judeans: G-d would send a Messiah who would be born of an almah
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Christianity Christian belief revolves around the retelling of stories pertaining to the life and times of Jesus Early Christians did not focus on an afterlife, but on forgiveness, charity, and brotherly love All religions are political in nature; none has been more so than Christianity, and it continues to be so today Initially a threat to Rome Later incorporated into Roman political structure Key role in progressive American politics (19 th , early 20 th century) abolition, suffrage, civil rights, etc American politics (late 20 th , early 21 st century)
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Christianity Christianity is the largest world religion today 2 million adherents ½ of all the world’s Christians are Catholic 1 billion as many as the second largest world religion (Islam) The Church of LDS and evangelical movements are the fastest growing Christian movements today.
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Christianity Christianity has been wracked by disagreement and factionalization from early times heresies, schisms, reformation, and today Some would argue that the appeal of Christianity is that it seems very simple and straightforward Despite this apparent simplicity, Christians have had difficulty articulating and agreeing on the meaning of their experience Christianity has far more sects and splinter groups, and opposition between various denominations, than any other major world; there are hundreds of Christian denominations in the US today
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Historical Jesus: The Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her she would give birth to “Emmanuel” even though she was a virgin Jesus was born to Joseph the Carpenter and Mary (Virgin Birth) Probably in the spring Bethlehem/Nazareth/Galilee Major events: age 12, 30, 33 Major people: John the Baptist, Apostles, various Mary’s
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Historical Jesus: Jesus angered the religious Jewish authorities, and the Roman political authorities Jesus was said to heal the sick, feed the poor, perform miracles including raising the dead, and most importantly, preached a radical message of faith in God, concern for the poor and downtrodden, forgiveness, and love for all of humanity Jesus associated with the most despised elements in society, and like the Buddha and Muhammad, elevated the status of women
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Historical Jesus: Jesus was arrested while celebrating the Passover meal in Jerusalem with his disciples He was beaten and crucified (INRI) A wealthy follower donated his own tomb to bury Jesus.
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The Crucifixion Jesus angered both Jewish religious leaders (priesthood) and Roman
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