The Person of Christ

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What was Schleiermacher's example?
Plato's portrayal of Socrates as a philosopher and Xenephon's portrayal of Socrates in history
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What was Lessing's ditch?
When a point in Jesus' life as recorded in the Gospels reaches a point contrary to reason, the 'great ugly ditch' of irratonalism should not be crossed
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Give an example of something contrary to reason about Jesus' life in the gospels
Miracles, angels, demons
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What does Calvin think about Lessing's idea of a purely historical or rational understanding of Jesus?
Would never reveal the Son of God. Faith shows Jesus as the mirror of God so he is necessary to know God
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What does Wright say the view of history as an icon will lead to in relation to the presentation of Jesus?
Anti-historical and sentimental presentation of Him
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What two views did Schweitzer's quest for the historical Jesus reveal?
1. Christians invented Jesus as God's son. He was a Jewish reformer, a political fanatic who failed and was executed. The disciples made up the resurrection. 2. Gospels were invented by their writers. Mark's Gospel - Messianic secret
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What was the Messianic secret?
The secret that Jesus was Messiah - he wouldn't admit to it in his lifetime.
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For Wrede and Schweitzer, what did the Messianic secret allow?
A psuedo-historicalreason why Jesus wasn't considered messiah in his lifetime.
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What did Bultmann believe about the Jesus of history and the Christ of faith?
The Christ of faith is more important.
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What two things did he develop?
Demythologising and analysing the gospel to see how the preaching of Jesus' followers had developed after his death and to give a rational explanation
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What three things did Bultmann believe were revealed by demythologising and analysing the gospel?
Jesus the teacher, Christ the divine messiah, the heavenly revealer
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What did Sanders think about Jesus of History and Christ of faith?
They're two completely separate ideas.
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What did Sanders believe about Jesus' miracles, non-violence, hope or outcasts and teaching of God's grace?
They make him substantially different from others at the time, but these are not sufficient to make him unique
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What did Cone believe about the distinction between the Christ of faith and the Jesus of history?
It is a serious error.
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What did Cone think of Bultmann's view?
It was turning Christ into a subjective idea or a philosophical concept. Christianity is a historical religion claiming God is involved with human history - through Christ
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What is Cone's problem with 'white theology'?
Its tendency to speak as though there is one, universal and objective Jesus who only the enlightened white theologian knows about
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What was Cone's problem with Schweitzer and Lessing's ideas of Jesus?
Jesus does not fit into any category as his life and teaching challenged culture. It was not systematic or philosophical but subversive
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Why can Jesus be called the black messiah?
The suffering of black people enables them to identify with Jesus' suffering and hope for justice
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Why does Jesus' Jewishness make him black for Cone?
White theologians tend to overlook that he came from a particular ethnic background, religious tradition and culture - these reveal a God who liberates the oppressed. Exodus - Jesus = new exodus
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Why does Cone think the cross has lost its power? What does it represent for black people?
White theology underplays the shocking event. The lynching tree, miscarriage of justice like crucifixion.
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Why is black theology political for Cone?
Black churches show Jesus is a real, living and tangible presence
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What is docetism?
The belief that Jesus may have appeared human but was not fully so
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Why does Cone reject docetism?
It undermines the historical reality of Jesus who fully participates in the human condition. Atonement occurs through actual suffering and death.
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