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Department
Religion
Course
RLG323H1
Professor
Sarah Rollens
Semester
Fall

Description
- Burton Mack’s “The Historical Jesus Hoopla” - The Christian Myth - Quest for historical Jesus - Characteristics of the Early Quest - Enlightenment mentality and protestant preoccupation - Priority protestant preoccupation (early church corrupted by Catholic teachings) need to get back to actual Jesus, knowledge and reflection - Systematic way of looking at text - Sola scriptural - Documentary hypothesis, … - No one questions goal of historical Jesus scholarship - Goals? - Determine authenticity of Jesus’ sayings and teachings, critique of tradition, gain a better understanding of progression of Christianity (Mack doesn’t agree) - Uniquely American dimension ahahahahaa - Protection of the family, moral conservativism - Myth making- understand ourselves by working with intellectual tools we have, only use certain parts of sources, explains own identity to yourself - American HJ scholarship ignore Bultmann (he says bible expression of early church) - New confidence in use of bible of source creation of HJ seminar - Hard to account for huge diversity of Jesus - Mack’s 4 critiques
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