RLG100 - Lecture 21

RLG100 - Lecture 21 - Jesus in context of Judaism :- from...

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Unformatted text preview: Jesus in context of Judaism :- from further accounts of his life we can gather more info to fill out the picture: → Jesus belonged to Messianic age of Judaism (Messianic age originated after Babylonian exile) → expected among Jews to be not only be a religious and morally righteous leader, but also a political leader - descendent of King David from Hebrew Bible; supposed to be a strong, powerful, political and military kind of leader as well as a spiritual leader → Jesus wasnt innovating or anything: all very much a Jewish framework:- ie John and many sects of Judaism (ie the Essenes) though a bit differently focused were teaching similar things - differences in emphasis not content Sim/Diff: 1. apocalypticism + PRACTICES: Jesus believed that kingdom of God/Heaven would arrive during his life time and he urged people to prepare for it (like many other sects - Essenes); expectation was that with the coming of Messiah rules of the game would change and this new environment would be...
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2011 for the course RLG 100 taught by Professor Pearly during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto.

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