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  Encyclopedia: Christian views of Jesus
Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus the Nazarene (circa 4 BC/BCE – 30 AD/CE), is the central figure of Christianity, in which context he is known as Jesus Christ (from Greek Ιησούς Χριστός) with Christ being a title meaning Anointed One or Messiah.
Christian movements are theological, political, or philosophical intepretations of Christianity that are not generally represented by a specific church, sect, or denomination.
Christian views of Jesus vary somewhat between different Christian denominations, but almost all Christians base their beliefs around what they hold to be Jesus' teachings, and believe that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah), the saviour of mankind foretold in the Old Testament.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Christian-views-of-Jesus   (1471 words)

 Easter article - Easter holiday Christian resurrection Jesus crucifixion Good Friday - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Easter is generally accounted the most important holiday of the Christian year, observed each spring to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead (after his death by crucifixion; see Good Friday), which Christians believe happened at about this time of year, almost two thousand years ago.
In Western Christianity, Easter marks the end of the forty days of Lent, a period of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at Easter Sunday.
In addition, some Christians believe the holiday is named for the Babylonian goddess Ishtar ([2] (http://www.origin-of-easter.com/) [3] (http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-t020.html) [4] (http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org/tracts/tract1.html) [5] (http://www.pathlights.com/theselastdays/tracts/tract_22n.htm) [6] (http://www.tiral.com/2004/04/the_origins_of_.html)), but there exist no etymological indications that would support such claims.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Easter   (2179 words)

 Historical Jesus Theories
Robert Funk is founder of the Jesus Seminar, a group of scholars whose purpose was to examine the historicity of the sayings and deeds of Jesus.
One claim of the Jesus Seminar is that the historical Jesus was not apocalyptic: "The views of John the Baptist and Paul are apocalyptically oriented.
Jesus died on a Roman cross because he was considered a threat to the Roman occupation of Judaea, not because he was regarded as heretical or blasphemous by the Jewish religious authorities, the Pharisees.
www.earlychristianwritings.com /theories.html   (10340 words)

 Religious perspectives on Jesus - Art History Online Reference and Guide
In Christianity, Jesus is generally thought to have the divine attributes as the son of God and the messiah.
Christianity originated as a sect of Judaism, but developed into its own religion; there are thus many similarities dating to the time of origin, but also many radical and fundamental differences dating to the period in which the two were in competition and then antagonism.
Jesus was seen as the savior and bringer of gnosis by various Gnostic sects, such as the extinct Manichaeism.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Religious_perspectives_on_Jesus   (1148 words)

 Jesus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
What can be established about the historical Jesus depends almost without exception on Christian traditions, especially on the material used in the composition of the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke, which reflect the outlook of the later church and its faith in Jesus.
The notion of Jesus as son of God is something that was established under the influence of Paul of Tarsus (originally named Saul), who had been an enemy of Jesus, but later changed course and joined the disciples after the departure of Jesus.
According, to Christian belief, the original sin of Adam and Eve of eating from the forbidden tree was so great that God could not forgive it by simply willing it, rather it was necessary to erase it with the blood of a sinless, innocent Jesus.
www.missionislam.com /comprel/jesuslove.htm   (3029 words)

 Talk:Christian views of Jesus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Notice: This is a daughter article of Jesus Christ - It was taken from the mother page made to alleviate the size of the older article.
I would go for Jesus as Christ and Messiah here, and Jesus or Jesus of Nazareth for the other article, with Jesus Christ redirecting to that other article.
The inclusion of the genealogies of Jesus Christ at Matthew 1:1-17 and Luke 3:23-38 are sometimes explained by this belief.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Jesus_as_Christ_and_Messiah   (1552 words)

 Some Jewish Views About Jesus.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on that Easter Sunday were a public event which had been made known...not only to the 530 Jewish witnesses but to the entire population, all Jews would have become followers of Jesus.
Jesus, like other teachers, severely criticized his people for their spiritual short-comings, seeking to correct them, but at the same time he loved and pitied them.
Jesus, like all other of the noblest type of Jewish teachers, taught the essential lessons of spiritual religion -- love, justice, goodness, purity, holiness -- subordinating the material and the political to the spiritual and the eternal.
members.aol.com /dan4god/jewviews.html   (1127 words)

 The Qur'an, Islam's Holy Book and Scripture - The Islamic and Christian Views of Jesus: A Comparison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Muslims take their information about Jesus from two main sources: the Qur'an, the direct word of God, as revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), as well as the Hadith, or the sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad.
The notion of Jesus as son of God is something that was established under the influence of Paul of Tarsus (originally named Saul), who had been an enemy of Jesus, but later changed course and joined the disciples after the death of Jesus.
This is a core Christian belief and it relates to the theory of atonement.
www.islamic-paths.org /Home/English/Quran/Topics/Jesus.htm   (3355 words)

 Leadership U. Special Focus: Who is the True Jesus?
Qur'anic scripture agrees somewhat with the Bible by presenting Jesus as a sinless, even virgin-born prophet (sired by an angel), but departs sharply from the Bible in claiming that Jesus is not the Savior and Son of God.
The claim that Jesus is a Person of the Triune God as portrayed in the Bible is considered blasphemous by Islamic teaching.
Yet, Christians maintain the historical veracity of Jesus' claims to deity and the proof of an actual crucifixion and resurrection.
www.leaderu.com /focus/truejesus00.html   (1117 words)

 Breaking The Da Vinci Code - Christian History
Arius proved an expert logician and master of extracting biblical proof texts that seemingly illustrated differences between Jesus and God, such as John 14:28: "the Father is greater than I." In essence, Arius argued that Jesus of Nazareth could not possibly share God the Father's unique divinity.
Before the church adopted comprehensive doctrinal creeds, early Christian leaders developed a set of instructional summaries of belief, termed the "Rule" or "Canon" of Faith, which affirmed this truth.
The Christians took over this usage of kyrios and applied it to Jesus, from the earliest days of the church.
www.christianitytoday.com /history/newsletter/2003/nov7.html   (2326 words)

 Whyislam.org Forums: Easter????   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Pope reasoned that since Jesus is also the renewal of life through the resurrection, the blending of the two would not be a hugh leap.
Jesus is rejected as Messiah, or at least minimized, and we all live unhappily ever after.
Be aware when dialoguing with "Wordperfect", or "EZ", as she's called, that she's under the illusion that Christianity and Islam's doctrines are totally reconcilable, and she presents such outrageous claims every now and then, like saying that the Qur'an doesn't specifically say Jesus (PBUH) was not crucified (she, as a "Christian", believes he was).
www.whyislam.org /forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2449&PN=1   (3458 words)

 from jesus to christ: jesus' many faces
Two interesting examinations: The 'Jefferson Bible' was Thomas Jefferson's attempt to extract an authentic Jesus from the Gospel accounts.
And, scholar Claudia Setzer explores the discoveries and controversies of the present 1990's quest, comparing it to earlier intense periods of inquiry into Jesus' life.
Here are Jesus' relatives - as cited in the gospels, in Paul's letter to the Romans and the work of church historian Eusebius.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/jesus   (122 words)

 REACH: Unitarian Views of Jesus
Jesus was seen as the supreme teacher and leader of humankind, and salvation was to be achieved through conforming one's life to his teaching, as the purest expression of God's will.
Whatever their theological perspective Unitarians attempt, in their style of worship and their community life, to combine a faith of personal integrity with a spirit of inclusiveness that draws strength from a willingness to share and learn from others.
The question of the centrality of Jesus offers a challenge to modern Unitarians to discover ways of drawing the best from traditions of the past, while discovering an ever deeper understanding and respect for the convictions of others in the present, thus opening ourselves up to fresh visions and insights of a better future.
www.uua.org /re/reach/fall01/curriculum/unitarian_views_of_jesus.html   (327 words)

 Lord of Hosts
Be merciful O God to each and every one that calls upon the name of Jesus in truth and honesty.
As the secular world continues its battle to remove everything Christian from the world, it is time to redouble our efforts to bring the light of Christ into a darkened world.
We feel it is important to not over-publish the political views of an already over-published point of view (liberalism).
www.christ.com /Jesus   (3259 words)

 Ancient Jewish Accounts of Jesus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is the only direct discussion of Jesus to be found in the writings of Josephus.
This is, presumably, a portion of the anti-Christian polemic written by Celsus in the 2nd c.
This is a derogatory version of the life of Jesus, growing out of the response of the Jewish community to Christianity.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /~humm/Topics/JewishJesus   (127 words)

 World Magazine - Weekly News | Christian Views
Pat Robertson last week, on his long-running TV show The 700 Club, seemed more Muslim than Christian when he suggested that U.S. operatives assassinate Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez: "We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability.
In general, as Paul wrote to Timothy, Christians are to pray "for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions." Hugo Chavez is an evil tyrant but so were many Roman emperors.
The Christian goal is to follow biblical principles, including "just war" ones, and not to invent our own.
www.worldmag.com /subscriber/displayarticle.cfm?id=10981   (647 words)

 RST 320: JESUS CHRIST IN CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This course will examine the many images of Jesus in history and culture through analyses of early Christian views of Jesus, recent academic quests for the historical Jesus, the portrait of Jesus in non-Christian religions, and the impact of Jesus on popular culture (i.e.
Funk, Robert W. The Gospel of Jesus: According to the Jesus Seminar.
Students will be required to choose a week to lead the class in discussion and should prepare for the presentation by critically reviewing the assigned readings and consulting an additional secondary source provided by the instructor.
pubweb.csf.edu /dreis/rst320.html   (634 words)

 The Islamic and Christian views of Jesus: a comparison
The Islamic and Christian views of Jesus: a comparison
YES and NO With the exception of Unitarian Christians, who like all the early followers of Jesus, still do not believe in the Trinity, most Christians now believe in the Divinity of Jesus, which is connected to the belief in Trinity.
The role of Paul of Tarsus in shaping this belief and the belief in Trinity
www.youngmuslims.ca /articles/display.asp?ID=100   (2622 words)

 Table of contents for Jesus in the world's faiths
Jesus and the Buddha as Brothers THICH NHAT HANH 4.
Jesus in the Pure Land ALFRED BLOOM Part Two Jesus in Christianity 5.
Jesus is not an Idol RAVI RAVINDRA 11.
www.loc.gov /catdir/toc/ecip053/2004024763.html   (244 words)

 Christian Tradition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Marilyn Mellowes surveys current leading scholars' views of the development of Christianity from Jesus to Constantine (website for PBS Frontline special).
Eight volume church history from Jesus through the Protestant Reformation by eminent 19th c.
Justin Meggitt's well-organized directory of important internet sites for research on the world of early Christianity covers a wide range of topics, including archaeology, journals, publishers, resources, texts.
virtualreligion.net /vri/xnity.html   (348 words)

 Jesus Christ, God+Bible Christian Website/Online Jesus Community
Jesus Said: "...Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled." Luke 14:23
Matthew 25:40 "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
The founder/operator of JesusFolk.com has developed a puzzle called "Mental Blocks" it is a Christian puzzle for people of all ages.
www.jesusfolk.com   (215 words)

 Jesus: The Islamic and Christian Views Compared
Comment: This is a very good article with some great information that i have been able to utilise in a an assignment comaparing Christianity and Islam.
I'm working with two egiptian people and we used to talk about religion diferences and similars between christian and islam.
Comment: Being raised as a christian and not understanding islam, this knowledge has been very beneficial to me........has shown me a lot of things I didn't know...it would be a true blessing to see christian and moslim walk side by side in God's name
soundvision.com /Info/Jesus/inIslam.asp   (3165 words)

 Christian News & Views   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Using the King James Bible, to encourage and instruct Born Again Christians,
The biblical truths surrounding the responsibility of Christian giving.
Christian News and Views is published bi-monthly by:
cnview.com   (237 words)

By examining statements in the letters of Paul, the sermons of Peter in Acts, and the Easter stories of the Gospels, we will be able to see how the historical and religious situation of the first century shaped early Christian views of Jesus as a religiously compelling figure.
Since the eighteenth century, the church and its critics have used Jesus to talk about the meaning of human existence, and ultimately about the nature of God.
The presenters offer their insights and engage participants in a discussion about the relation of the historical Jesus to those questions.
www.westarinstitute.org /Events/Boulder2003/boulder2003.html   (285 words)

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