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  Religious perspectives on Jesus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Christianity, Jesus is generally thought to have divine attributes as the son of God and the Messiah.
Jesus is said to have lived a life of strict nonviolence, renounced all worldly possessions, and abstained from eating animal flesh and drinking alcohol.
Jesus was seen as the savior and bringer of gnosis by various Gnostic sects, such as the extinct Manichaeism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Religious_perspectives_on_Jesus   (2786 words)

 Jesus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Jesus' role as a social reformer, and with his followers holding the controversial view that he was the Jewish Messiah, Jesus was not status quo.
Jesus also preached the imminent end of the current era of history, or even the literal end of the world; in this sense he was an apocalyptic preacher.
Jesus said "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." (John 10:10) He later said "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." (John 14:6) See Jesus' sayings according to the Christian Bible for more.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jesus   (2848 words)

 Feminist Perspectives - Jesus Christ and Feminism
Jesus however announced that both woman and man had the right to divorce the other, but only on the grounds of adultery, and even then divorce was certainly outside of how God designed marriage to be.
Jesus responded by saying that the person in the crowd who had never sinned should be the first one to throw a stone at her.
Jesus' resurrection was proof of all of Jesus' statements in which he identified himself as equal to God.
www.everystudent.com /wires/women.html   (583 words)

 Jewish Perspectives on Jesus - RELST101 - Fears
For the most part, though, Jesus is quoted in the Gospels as critical of the hypocrisy of the Pharisees, and not critical of Judaism itself.
Jesus' primary difference with the Pharisees is in the matter of authority.
The responsibility for Jesus' death is shifted from the Romans to the Jews.
www.bsu.edu /classes/fears/relst101/jewperspjesus.html   (1330 words)

Jesus holds that the "inside," or the "heart," of a person is one's spiritual moral center from which good or evil intentions arise (Mk 7:21/Mt 15:19).
In Jesus we find a kind of authoritative teaching and conduct that leaves us with a clear, if disturbing, choice: either he was patently insane ("ἐξέστη," as his own family temporarily thought, according to Mk 3:19-21) or he was the unequaled man he claimed to be, the unique son of God.
Jesus Christ, with a confidence that to the timid traditionalism of His time appeared blasphemous, asserted that He knew the Father and was prepared to let others into that knowledge.
www.luc.edu /faculty/pmoser/idolanon/JesusKno.html   (8548 words)

 Capernaum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Jesus healed the servant, who was about to die, of the centurion of the military garrison stationed at Capernaum (Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10).
Jesus raised the daughter of Jairus from the dead (Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:22-43; Luke 8:40-56).
Jesus revealed Himself to be the "bread of life" in a sermon delivered in the synagogue of Capernaum (John 6:30-59).
www.bibarch.com /ArchaeologicalSites/Capernaum.htm   (2538 words)

 Jesus Christ
Jesus was enigmatic at best about his claim to actually be the presumptive monarch, but it is likely that he believed that as soon as God restored the monarchy, he would be anointed as king.
Jesus is considered as a manifestation of God by the Bahá'ís.
Jesus Christ (Christology) on the Deity of Jesus, Jesus' Offices of Prophet, Priest and King and The Historic Jesus.
www.findthelinks.com /Religion/Jesus_Christ_perspectives.htm   (2695 words)

 Journal of Religion and Film: Jesus in Film: Hollywood Perspectives on the Jewishness of Jesus by Adele Reinhartz
Jesus is situated firmly within a Jewish context that bears a strong resemblance to rabbinic Judaism and indeed remains familiar within the framework of traditional Judaism today.
Jesus was a prophet engaged in radical social criticism expressed through his opposition to the Temple-centred purity-obsessed society and through his practice of inclusive table fellowship.
Jesus called Israel away from the rules of Deuteronomy which had been only a temporary phase in God’s purposes, and he acted out against the Temple which was the symbol of Judaism’s violent nationalism.
www.unomaha.edu /jrf/JesusinFilmRein.htm   (5113 words)

 Masturbation from Evangelical, liberal Christian and medical perspectives
The last religious writing in English that interpreted 1 Corinthians 6:9 as referring to masturbation is believed to be the [Roman] Catholic Encyclopedia of 1967.
Jesus and his disciples regularly violated the Hebrew Scriptures' laws regarding ritual uncleanness.
Jesus "enunciated the great principle that there is no ceremonial, but only moral and spiritual, uncleanness.
www.religioustolerance.org /masturba3.htm   (1480 words)

 The Watchman Expositor: Index of Cults and Religions
While many chiropractors are not engaging in alternative religious activities via their practice, critics claim that some chiropractors engage in chiropractic medicine in accordance with the Taoist principle of facilitating the flow of chi.
Christianity, Jesus Christ: Major world religion developed in the first century AD based on the belief that Jesus of Nazareth was the promised Messiah or Christ of Israel.
Jesus, who is God in the flesh, died on the cross and rose physically from the dead as the sole and sufficient payment for the sins of humanity.
www.watchman.org /cat95.htm   (14256 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Jesus Army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Jesus Fellowship Church was founded in the early 1970s in the context of the New Church Movement in the United Kingdom.
The Jesus Army is almost certainly best known to London and in other cities around the UK by their brightly painted Modern Jesus Army minibuses and similarly adorned double-decker buses.
The Jesus Fellowship Church proclaims itself to be in the mainstream of Christian doctrine.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/army.html   (3256 words)

 Christ Myth Refuted. Did Jesus Exist? A Christian Response
Jesus was not considered to be historically significant by historians of his time.
Sanders, comparing Jesus to Alexander, notes that the latter "so greatly altered the political situation in a large part of the world that the main outline of his public life is very well known indeed.
Jesus' teachings did not always jibe with, and were sometimes offensive to, the established religious order of the day.
www.tektonics.org /jesusexist/jesusexisthub.html   (4382 words)

 American Jesus: How the Son of God became a National Icon, by Stephen Prothero. Reviewed by G. Richard Wheatcroft.
His search is for the “American Jesus - Jesus as he has been interpreted and reinterpreted, construed and misconstrued, in the messy midrash of American culture.” In this context, he highlights images of Jesus found in theological works, novels, biographies, films, musicals, hymns and the visual arts.
Prothero writes that “More than anyone else, Jefferson was responsible for setting the ground rules for religious practice in the United States.” He even sees the influence of Jefferson in the Jesus Seminar, which is more than a stretch, and he offers a caricature of the work of this group of scholars.
Jesus was seen as avatar, an example of an embodiment of divinity on earth whose role is “to inspire us to achieve the perfection of a “direct realization of God” which Jesus achieved.
www.tcpc.org /resources/reviews/american_jesus.htm   (543 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)

 Jesus Christ - religious cults, sects and movements
To Christians, Jesus - the second person of the Trinity - is the Son of God.
Step by step, scene by scene, Yancey probes the culture into which Jesus was born and grew to adulthood; his character and mission; his teachings and miracles; his legacy--not just as history has told it, but as he himself intended it to be.
And among the things that we discover is that Jesus himself leaves us few options: either he was who he said he was or he was nuts.
www.apologeticsindex.org /j20.html   (1145 words)

 Department of Philosophy and Religion >> Courses
Religious commitment explained by insiders and outsiders, by those who believe and by those who do not.
Topics include biblical origins, perspectives from he early church and the Reformation, secular alternatives, and the diversity of theological reflection among contemporary Christians.
The impact of the Holocaust on religious people, particularly Jews and Christians, as they seek to bring the resources of their traditions to bear on the ethical and spiritual demands of the late 20th century.
www.cas.utulsa.edu /religion/courses.html   (2716 words)

 Jesus Christ, Pop Star?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Jesus action figure is one of several Jesus related products sold by a Seattle-based company called Accoutrements – “outfitters of popular culture.” They also sell a Jesus bobblehead doll, but the action figure is their second best selling product – right behind the Tiki Mugs.
Jesus claimed to be the Son of God, a claim that would make Him one with the eternal creator of the universe.
Other Christians pretend Jesus is some kind of talisman, a magic healer they ignore unless they have a test, know a sick friend, or want a girl to say yes to a date.
www.boundless.org /2002_2003/departments/campus_culture/a0000671.html   (1648 words)

 Baylor University || Perspectives in Religious Studies || The Historical Jesus in the World of Eduard Schweizer: pg. ...
The Historical Jesus in the World of Eduard Schweizer: pg.
Baylor > Perspectives in Religious Studies > PRS Index > 2003 Volume 30 > Issue 01 - Spring 2003 > The Historical Jesus in the World of Eduard Schweizer: pg.
Various social and theological issues underlie Schweizer's description of the historical Jesus; chief among these is his engagement with the great teachers under whom he studied.
www.baylor.edu /prs/index.php?id=6806   (76 words)

 Workshop Theatre - Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar is a re-telling of the final seven days in the life of Jesus.
The story is told from the perspectives of Jesus and Judas, starting just before the disciples' entrance into Jerusalem up through Jesus' crucifixion.
"Regardless of your religious beliefs, this is a story of an extraordinary man who led an exemplary life and paid the ultimate sacrifice for the betterment of mankind," Blanks says.
www.workshoptheatre.com /04season_jcs.html   (539 words)

 The Preterist Archive of Fulfilled Eschatology | Promoting Comprehensive Study on Preterist Perspectives | Books, ...
Jesus stands upon Israel and the nations and swears an oath.
HANEGRAAFF: So, Jesus uses the language of the Old Testament prophets and now applies it to a near future event, which is the fall of Jerusalem.
In fact, if you read the Book of Revelation, it‘s the revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show him, his servants, the things that must soon take place.
www.preteristarchive.com   (1287 words)

 Apologetics research resources on cults, sects, religions, etc.
pages of research resources on world religions, religious cults, sects, new religious movements, alternative religions, apologetics-, anticult-, and countercult organizations, doctrines, religious practices and world views.
Followers who come to the village for the first time have to drink "holy water" pouring from a giant vase that is perpetually filled by the teapot.
It's been a difficult spring for Warren Jeffs, the reclusive leader of [- the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) -] a secretive polygamist sect that is building a large settlement and an imposing stone temple a few miles outside of town.
www.apologeticsindex.org   (1142 words)

 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly . PERSPECTIVES . Religious Views on War with Iraq . September 13, 2002 | PBS
And more religious voices agreed, among them 48 prominent U.S. Christian leaders, the top foreign affairs official at the Vatican, the Jesuit magazine AMERICA, and the Council on American Islamic Relations.
RICHARD LAND (President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention): Well, I believe just war theory is based upon an understanding of Scripture and Christian tradition over these last 20 centuries.
I think when Dr. Winkler said that he couldn't imagine Jesus supporting this, I think he needs to look at the complete scriptural presentation of Jesus.
www.pbs.org /wnet/religionandethics/week602/perspectives.html   (1725 words)

 Amazon.com: Following Jesus: A Guidebook for the Non-Religious: Books: Dave Roberts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Following Jesus takes a proactive look at what serving Jesus means today.
I must even say that it is quite relevant to the teens and 20 somethings out there who are searching what it means to follow Jesus.
Also it never seems to be presented as preachy but instead with the mindset that each of us are on a journey together in learning what it means to follow Jesus.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0972927638?v=glance   (794 words)

 Jesus -- Beliefnet.com
Jesus and Buddha as Brothers by Thich Nhat Hahn
We couldn't clone Jesus even if we wanted to
What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ?
jesus.beliefnet.com   (91 words)

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