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Religion and Theology
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Henry Nabea Professor # Religion and Theology 19th April. 2013 Analysis and Interpretation In his book, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, Dominic Crossan critically and radically challenged the traditional view of Jesus of Nazareth. Crossan subjected the four Gospels into critical evaluation and he employed the method of historical criticism in his attempt to find out whether the main Gospel claims are based on factual matters or not…
In this book, Crossan also claimed that Jesus Christ was a critic of the tradition that he inherited, and that, he would, most likely, critic how Christianity has interpreted him for the last two millennia. But what impacts would Crossan’s interpretation of the Bible have on the traditional view of Jesus Christ? Would Crossan’s interpretation of the Bible weaken the Christians faith in Jesus Christ, or would it make the Christian’s faith in Jesus Christ stronger? Would Christianity stand if Crossan’s interpretation of the Bible is correct? These are the questions that this paper answers. While Crossan’s interpretation of the Gospels undoubtedly challenges and refutes some Christian dogmas that form the basis of Christian believes in Jesus Christ, the interpretation would not, however, substantially change the Christians’ traditional image of Jesus Christ, or weaken their faith in Jesus. We would still be Christians even if Crossan were right. There are a number of reasons why Crossan’s interpretations of the Gospels would not substantially affect the Christian’s faith in Jesus Christ or alter Christianity in any substantial way. ...
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