Theo SE4 - Judd Andrews THEO 215 Wojda SE4 Jesus Christ Why so Loved and Hated Although Jesus had the love and admiration of many he also bred

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Judd Andrews THEO 215 Wojda SE4 2/29/08 Jesus Christ: Why so Loved and Hated? Although Jesus had the love and admiration of many, he also bred hatred towards himself from the Jews whose personal standards conflicted with Jesus’ lofty standards of self-judgment. Jesus’ dramatic difference that he both demonstrated and suggested caused an impressed reaction by some, but left others feeling insulted, taking Jesus’ standards to mean that they were not good enough, not worthy. The Jews had developed a system of beliefs that were similar to our common current social expectations: do unto others as you would have done unto you, respect others, treat others with kindness, etc. Overall, they had a system of beliefs in which the moral goals were easily attained by the common citizens. When Jesus preached to them, he brought forth ideas that had never before been expressed. Jesus’ moral standards were not-so-easily attained. Rather than a standard of the common citizen, Jesus preached a perfectionist virtue ethic, which was more of a set of goals
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course THEO 215 taught by Professor Vojda during the Spring '08 term at St. Thomas.

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Theo SE4 - Judd Andrews THEO 215 Wojda SE4 Jesus Christ Why so Loved and Hated Although Jesus had the love and admiration of many he also bred

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