4/4/08 Continued from Wednesday Issue of messiahship Gospels- early writings that arose from Jesus movement Pg. 242Five things that can be said about Jesus 1. Jesus was a Galilean Jew of the 1st century 2. Charismatic teacher who was talented with he
4/9/08 Quiz Monday!
Pg. 262 From god-spell- Greek-good news 3rd paragraph- a genre- unique type of writing- claims made of Jesus the Christ. ^ different theological perspectives. Not modern biographies Theological, confessional documents
4/11/08 Background info on gospels- ITB 10-11 Quiz!the groups, hand outs. Synoptic- tend to share many things in common. All three- chart John- very lofty philosophical discourses. Seen as exorcist- but not in john Synoptic- public ministry one year,
Not accepted as canonical orthodox. Used to help understand political, social, religious controvery Thesis- primary dispute between orthodox Christians and Gnostics- not theological but centered on Gnostics refusal to accept h
Part One: Background of Christian Scriptures
Formation of Judaism. Hellenization of the Mediterranean area:around 300 BCE. Alexander the great building great empire. Greek culture becomes dominant-flowering of philosophy, literature, and cult