The Life of Jesus

The Life of Jesus

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by Ernest Renan
     
 

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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,…  See more details below

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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."

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ISBN-13:
9781477539958
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/26/2012
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Joseph Ernest Renan 1823-1892 was a French expert of Middle East ancient languages and civilizations,philosopher and writer, devoted to his native province of Brittany. He is best known for his influential historical works on early Christianity and his political theories, especially concerning nationalism and national identity.

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The Life Of Jesus (Large Print Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not exactly what I expected, but it covers the subject very well. Fills in a lot of years in the life of Christ.
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