01 Introduction Geography pp 6-21

01 Introduction Geography pp 6-21 - JESUSANDHISTORY...

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    JESUS AND HISTORY THE SETTING
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    SETTING: Introduction  Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith  Importance of Historical Jesus for  Christians  What is not important to Christians  Images of Jesus 
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    SETTING: Historical Jesus  Research 1 Ancient  New Testament and apocryphal gospels  imply interest.  Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from ancient  times.  Composition of gospel harmonies to “fix”  differences. Defense of gospels against doubters.  
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    SETTING: Historical Jesus 2 17 th -18 th  Centuries  Deists criticize the historical validity of the  Bible.  J. S. Reimarus (1778 essay) especially  influential: Questioned miracles, prophecy,  resurrection. Other deists rationalized miracles as  natural. Some said Jesus had a profound  God awareness  but was otherwise normal.  
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    SETTING: Historical Jesus 3 19 th
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