Research Paper On Jesus
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The Historical Jesus in 3 Views
An 8 page research paper that offers summations and discussion of 3 books. E.P. Sanders in The Historical Figure of Jesus (1993); John D. Crossan in The Historical Jesus; The Life of a Mediterranean Peasant (1991); and Gerd Theissen and Annette Merz in The Historical Jesus (1996) present scholarly, well-researched accounts of what is known historically of the life of Jesus of Nazareth. This examination of these books, first of all, look briefly at each volume and then offers discussion. No additional sources cited.
Jesus As Messiah, Prophet And Son Of Man
This 5 page paper responds to four specific questions: How is Jesus a prophet, the Messiah and the Son of Man, what do those titles mean? How did Jesus perceive His role ?What did the Messiah mean to Jews and How did Jesus fulfill these roles? Why did Jesus take a different path than that expected by the Jews for their Messiah? Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Jesus Of History, Jesus Of Faith
A 4 page paper. The stimuli for this paper are statements made by John Meier who said, among other things, that the real Jesus was "unknown and unknowable." The writer discusses the difficulties with defining the historical Jesus and comments on whether or not the epistemic gap between the Jesus of History and the Jesus of Faith can ever be bridged. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Discussion of Christology
A 4 page research paper that discusses Christology, which is defined in the Catholic Encyclopedia as "that part of theology which deals with Our Lord Jesus Christ" and is comprised of those doctrines that concern both the person of Christ and His works (Maas, 2004). Christological discussions explore what it means, or is implied by, Jesus being the "Son of God." This topic not only encompasses Jesus' relationship to God, but also Jesus' character as a human being. The Christological perspectives in the New Testament are briefly explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.