By Riemer Roukema
In Jesus, Gnosis and Dogma Roukema investigates and assesses a number of the perspectives of Jesus in early Christianity, basing his strategy on a contrast among old and theological statements approximately Jesus. ancient statements should be arrived at via a severe research of the earliest files, even if Roukema acknowledges that students fluctuate generally the following. Theological statements approximately Jesus are to do with what has been and is assumed approximately him. Roukema demonstrates that Gnostic traditions approximately Jesus generally derive from the sooner traditions preserved within the New testomony writings and don't supply a extra actual view of the historic Jesus. He exhibits that the view of Jesus because the divine Lord (Yahweh) and Son of God is galvanized by way of an early Jewish trend that used to be exploited via the first actual Christians. even with a few later dogmatic precisions, there's extra continuity among the recent testomony photograph of Jesus and the Nicene creed than among the historic Jesus and the Jesus of early Gnosticism. Even the essence of the Trinitarian dogma appears to be like to have Jewish roots.
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After having first referred t O Jesus' divine origin, he subsequently names his earthly origin. H e considers it unnecessary to elucidate J esus' earthly origin by mentioning, for example, the name of Jesus' mother or his place of birth. Pa ul's 3 4 5 6 7 T he view that the letter to the Galatians was written in 48 or 49 is less likely; in that case it would not have been addressed to the ethnic Galatians in the north of the Roman provi nce Ga latia (in present-day Turkey), bur to the inhabitants of the south of this province.
B. Mohr, pp. 173; 205- 233; 387- 395. , Psalm 23:14; 74:1; 78:52; 79:13; 80:1; Isaiah 40:11; Jeremiah 23:1-5; 31:10; 50:19; Micah 2:12; 4:6-7. 34 jesus, Gnosis a11d Dogma Furthermore, Matthew has some passages in common with the Gospel of Luke, which do not, or not in the same form, appear in the Gospel of Mark. Exegetes presume that in those cases Matthew and Luke go back to an older source, named Q. 59 In this source also, Jesus is named 'the Son of God' and he speaks of himself as the Son of Man.
2002), Fiir und wider die Prioritat des johannesevangeliums. Hildcshcim: Olms. 86 Jolm the Baptist is meant here. 40 jesus, Gnosis a11d Dogma his fullness we ha ve all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and tr uth came thro ugh Jesus Christ. N o one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father's heart, who has made him known. (John 1 :14- 18 )87 It appears that, according to the evangelist, J esus is the 'Word incarnate' and the Son of God, who since the beginning of creation is with God the Father and is himself also God.