The Life of Jesus

ebook: The Life of Jesus

Sprache - Englisch

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About the eBook

"The Life of Jesus" is a book based on the idea that the life of Jesus should be written like the life of any historic person, and that the Bible could and should be subject to the same critical scrutiny as other historical document. Renan attributed the idea of the book to his sister, Henriette, with whom he was traveling in Ottoman Syria and Palestine when, struck with a fever, she died suddenly. With only a New Testament and copy of Josephus as references, he began writing. The book was based largely on the Gospel of John, and was a scholarly work. It depicted Jesus as a man but not God, and rejected the miracles of the Gospel. Renan believed by humanizing Jesus he was restoring to him a greater dignity. "The Life of Jesus" promoted racial ideas and infused race into theology and the person of Jesus; the author depicted Jesus as a Galilean who was transformed from a Jew into a Christian, and that Christianity emerged purified of any Jewish influences.

About the Author

Joseph Ernest Renan (1823-1892) was a French expert of Semitic languages and civilizations, philosopher, biblical scholar and critic, and historian of religion. He is best known for his influential and pioneering historical works on the origins of early Christianity, such as "The Life of Jesus" (1863), and his political theories, especially concerning nationalism and national identity.

Product Details

Publisher: e-artnow

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 327 Pages

Filesize: 786.7 KB

ISBN: 4064066058203