Essay topics - World Religions Quiz # 2.docx

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Published on 15 Apr 2013
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UTSC
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Religion
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The four gospels:
Mark:
- Starts with the beginning of Jesus’ mature ministry following his baptism by John the Baptist,
who prophesies that Jesus will be far greater than John
- In wilderness, he wrestles with the temptations of Satan
- Launches his ministry in Galilee, proclaiming that the kingdom of God is at hand
- He heals people and his reputation gets better
- Jesus violates Sabbath law (picking grain and healing on the day of rest) but Jesus says that the
Sabbath is for the people and not the people for the Sabbath.
- Jesus continues to challenge the priorities of religious authority along with his followers ( a
group of 12)
- Jesus then goes to Jerusalem and again disputes with religious authorities
- He also celebrate the Passover with his disciples and is betrayed by one of them and then later
gets arrested
- When Jesus is confronted by the Roman governor, he does not deny that he is the king of the
Jews
- Therefore Jesus is executed on the cross
- 3 days after the Sabbath and body was placed in a tomb, 2 women followers could not find
Jesus’ body in the tomb when they went to anoint his body
- A figure appears instead and informs them that Jesus has risen from the dead and will meet with
the disciples at a meal
- Chosen to be messiah sort of thing after baptism
- Regarding execution: charge against Jesus was that in claiming kingship, he was inciting
rebellion. The Roman governor found Jesus innocent but due to mob pressure, execution had to
take place.
Luke:
- Talks about the birth (anticipating birth of John and Jesus)
o Bethlehem and describes how shepherds in the fields pay their respects (they were
informed by angels
- During newborn purification ceremony in temple, a devout man is inspired to proclaim the
infant to be the messiah
- Destined to be messiah
- Regarding execution: Roman centurion who witnesses the crucifixion declares that Jesus is
innocent, not that he is a son of God
- After the empty tomb discovery, Jesus appears among his followers and speaks to them
- Luke considers SIGNS AND PORTENTS the most important evidence of Jesus’ special role
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Starts with the beginning of jesus" mature ministry following his baptism by john the baptist, who prophesies that jesus will be far greater than john. In wilderness, he wrestles with the temptations of satan. Launches his ministry in galilee, proclaiming that the kingdom of god is at hand. He heals people and his reputation gets better. Jesus violates sabbath law (picking grain and healing on the day of rest) but jesus says that the. Sabbath is for the people and not the people for the sabbath. Jesus continues to challenge the priorities of religious authority along with his followers ( a group of 12) Jesus then goes to jerusalem and again disputes with religious authorities. He also celebrate the passover with his disciples and is betrayed by one of them and then later gets arrested. When jesus is confronted by the roman governor, he does not deny that he is the king of the.

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