RLG100Y1 Lecture #12 - RLG100Y1- Oct 27/10 Break from...

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RLG100Y1- Oct 27/10 Break from Judaism - Christianity is a sect of Pharisaic Judaism and operates in the same way. Uses same concepts and language. Associates itself as Jewish. - Broader Jewish community not receptive to Christianity. Doesn't object the content but the emphasis: - For most part Jesus' teaching are Jewish. “Holy spirit”; Theological content; Major differences: - Jewish Messianic expectations: Political & Religious Figure - Jesus refuses to become a political leader only a religious one. Major Event - Conversion of Saul (Paul); Was a Pharisee. Reputation for concern with purity of Judaism and protecting the Jewish community from splitting into sects. - Worried Christianity would upset Roman authority and Jewish community. - Was an avid and sometimes violent persecutor of early Christians. Goes to meet (confront) Jesus but on the way has a vision and instantly his life changes. He becomes Christian and is from then on known as Paul. -
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course RLG 100 taught by Professor Pearly during the Fall '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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RLG100Y1 Lecture #12 - RLG100Y1- Oct 27/10 Break from...

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