Chapter 4 -Christianity

Chapter 4 -Christianity - CHRISTIANITY An Introduction...

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CHRISTIANITY
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An Introduction World Significance Size History Complexity Diverse Manifestations Lifestyle Differences World Influence – Perception of Time Similarities to Judaism Monotheistic, exoteric, observant, and mystical Distinctions from Judaism Monotheism becomes more complex
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Jesus Little is known about the “historical” Jesus, what we do know is that: Born a Jew in Palestine *4 BCE Grew up in Nazareth Baptized by John the Baptist Taught in Galilee Was crucified at the age of 33
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Jesus Other Characteristics: From a low socio-economic strata Itinerant Rabbi Family 3 General Characteristics About Jesus: 1) Great charisma 2) Similar to the Prophets of Judaism oriented to both physical world and the spirit world 3) A channel for the Divine to humans and for humans to the Divine - Jesus acted for other people
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What did Jesus look like?
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Jesus the Jew - What did Jesus wear? "Just then a woman, who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the hem of His garment ; for she said to herself, 'If I only touch His cloak , I will be healed.' Jesus (Yeshua) turned and saw her. 'Take heart, daughter,' He said, 'your faith has healed you.' And the woman was healed from that moment.” (Matthew 9:22-23)
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Matthew 23:5 “Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long ; Common for all Jews in the 1 st century to wear Tefillin all the time, even when working.
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Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; Matthew 23:5
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Jesus the Jew - Wore Tefillin - Said Shema – Mark 12 - Called Rabbi – Mark 9:5 - Debated Torah (with school of Shammai) - Shabbat – Luke 23:5 - Marriage/Divorce – Mark 10:1 - Observed all Jewish Holidays - Crucified circa Passover, resurrected on first fruits, at temple for Hannukah (John 10:23), ascension on shavout, - Lived in Israel (Galille), visited Jerusalem Temple
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Reactions to Roman Occupation The Sadducees: Relatively well-off Accepted the status quo Other three groups wanted change and worked for it. The Essenes: Believed society was too corrupt – separated Lived communally Held piously disciplined lives Qumran, Dead Sea Scrolls
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Reactions to Roman Occupation The Pharisees: Two groups: Shamei and Hillel Stayed in society Led Synagogues Popular in Galilee region. Held strict adherence to the Law Seen as the religious representatives of the Jewish community. The Zealots: Favoured armed revolt Sought recruits from among the youth of the Jewish community Assassinated Sadducees *66-70 CE Great Jewish Revolt Led to 2 nd Temple Destruction One(or two) of Jesus Follwers was a Zealot
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Jesus Took a Fifth Way Unlike the Sadducees he wanted change Unlike the Essenes he worked within society with the people Unlike the Zealots he advocated peace
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