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Theo ch 12 - N T T H EO 220-02 Ch 12 The Quest for the H...

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NT THEO 220-02 Ch 12 The Quest for the Historical Jesus What I found interesting in this chapter were the general agreements about the historical Jesus. You would think that scholars would be more likely to accept favorable things. For instance, it looks better on the Church and its followers if Jesus actually performed all the miracles mentioned in the text, and not just figuratively. In contrast, the things they claim that are actually true are ones that defame Jesus and deter people from thinking he is worthy of following. Scholars agree that Jesus befriended sinners, was an outcast, and had a reputation as a glutton and a drinker. It makes sense that they gave these things credibility because it does not make sense for a believer to make this stuff up about Jesus. However, it also seems like something they would want to discredit for the sake of Jesus’ divine image. I would like to talk more about the ideas of the European rationalists.
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