The Life of Jesus

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Sprache - Englisch

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The Life of Jesus is a biography written by Ernest Renan. It chronicles the life of Jesus and describes the people and countryside of Galilee in a picturesque manner, utterly transporting the reader to that time and place with its manners and traditions.

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Ernest Renan (1823–1892) was a prominent French philosopher, historian, and writer, renowned for his influential and complex works on religion, history, and political theory. Renan's scholarly career was characterized by a critical and often controversial approach to religious and historical subjects. Among his most famous works is 'The Life of Jesus' ('Vie de Jésus'), published in 1863, which was part of his larger project 'History of the Origins of Christianity'. This seminal book, which sought to analyze the life of Jesus Christ through a historical and critical lens, sparked considerable debate due to its secular approach and questioning of orthodox religious beliefs. In 'The Life of Jesus', Renan depicted Christ not as a divine entity but as a profoundly influential human being, whose teachings had been shaped by the cultural and social circumstances of his time. This representation marked a departure from traditional religious narratives and earned Renan both admiration and criticism from contemporary audiences. Renan's literary style combined rigorous scholarship with a poetic touch, aiming not only to educate but also to engage readers at an emotional level. His contributions to the study of religion and his analysis of the interplay between culture and faith continue to resonate in academic discussions today. Renan's expansive body of work, which includes writings on Semitic languages, philosophical dialogues, and political essays, established him as a key figure in the intellectual landscape of the 19th century and beyond.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 300 Seiten

Größe: 544,8 KB

ISBN: 8596547023432