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Christian Origins, Paul, Early Church Doctrines, Monasticism

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Religion
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RLG100Y1
Professor
Andre Maintenay

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Christian Origins, Paul, Early Church Doctrines, Monasticism
Reading: Ch. 3 “The Christian Tradition,” pp. 131-174
October 20
th
, 2010.
Largest number of Christians in the world:
1.United States
2.Brazil
3.Mexico
4.Russia
5.China
6.Germany
7.Phillipines
8.UK
9.Italy
10.France
11.Nigeria
1
st
Chr istian century has had more books written on it
Practically every word of Christian testament has had commentaries written on it
Approximately 2 billion Chr istians in the world (1/3 of worlds population)
Christianity centered around f igure, Jesus
Jesus was born a Jew around 4 B.C.E.
Was baptized when 30-years-old
No idea when date/month of his birth
Not until middle of 6
th
century t hat Christians begin to recentaine before and after
the birth of Jesus
Roman date of December 25
th
and Armenian date of January 6
th
, both are of later
or igin, we dont know his actual birth date
Jesus grew up in northern Palestinian town
Gospels tell us of at least 6 other children in his family (4 brothers and sisters 
Gospel of Mark)
Catholic church views siblings as cousins rather than siblings
Traditionally assumed Jesus’ father died as there is a complete silence of him
Jesus learned stone working/carpentry (father’s trade)
About age of 20, joined preacher John the Baptist solitary, iteanic figure giving
many fiery sermons and preached importance of morality in the context of the
idea that the mess iah will soon be coming and it was necessary therefore to be
morally and ethically prepared for his coming who would deliver Jews from their
troubles with Rome
Time in Israel when Romans governed it
Nationalistic feuvere developing in Palestine to regain independence and end the
Roman rule
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Christian Origins, Paul, Early Church Doctrines, Monasticism Reading: Ch. 3 The Christian Tradition, pp. 131-174 October 20 , 2010. Largest number of Christians in the world: 1. United States 2. Brazil 3. Mexico 4. Russia 5. China 6. Germany 7. Phillipines 8. UK 9. Italy 10.France 11.Nigeria st 1 Christian century has had more books written on it Practically every word of Christian testament has had commentaries written on it Approximately 2 billion Christians in the world (13 of worlds population) Christianity centered around figure, Jesus Jesus was born a Jew around 4 B.C.E. Was baptized when 30-years-old No idea when datemonth of his birth Not until middle of 6 century that Christians begin to recentaine before and after the birth of Jesus th th Roman date of December 25 and Arm
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