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The Life of Jesus

The Life of Jesus

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by Ernest Renan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0879757043

ISBN-13: 9780879757045

Pub. Date: 12/28/1991

Publisher: Prometheus Books

The publication of Life of Jesus, took Renan to the top of intellectual success while inciting such strong criticism that forced him to resign his chair of Hebrew at the Collège de France. In his Life of Jesus, Renan denies the divinity of Jesus, while exalting him as a gifted, exemplary, and spiritual human. Renan's ideas -skepticism, nationalism, colonialism,

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The publication of Life of Jesus, took Renan to the top of intellectual success while inciting such strong criticism that forced him to resign his chair of Hebrew at the Collège de France. In his Life of Jesus, Renan denies the divinity of Jesus, while exalting him as a gifted, exemplary, and spiritual human. Renan's ideas -skepticism, nationalism, colonialism, racism, and positivism- are indispensable for anyone who wants to get the truth of the historical Jesus. Faith, grace, revelation, and miracles are anathema to his brand of positivism; they only exist because "Man makes holy what he believes."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879757045
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
12/28/1991
Series:
Great Minds Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.57(d)

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