A Philosopher Looks at Jesus: Gleanings From a Life of by Edward J. Machle

By Edward J. Machle

This booklet is the reaction to a life of questions raised via fellow philosophers, by way of scholars, and via the author's personal wrestlings. because the writer claims that Jesus's significance is going past his being only a ethical instructor, Edward Machle discusses the adaptation among the principles of philosophy and of theology, and the way the disciplines of philosophy and theology use language differently.

Then Machle is going directly to current his a bit of unorthodox reviews of the 4 gospels and their relevance--rejecting, for example, claims of a "Q" record, and courting Matthew later than Luke.

Since any account of Jesus needs to suppose that earlier than Jesus looks within the files, he had a particular improvement, admittedly fictional narratives stick to, getting ready for exact emphases within the author's later discussions of often met difficulties approximately Jesus's delivery, miracles, goals, and demise. Machle lays strange emphasis at the centrality of the identify "Son of guy" for Jesus. wide discussions of the resurrection narratives and questions on them stick to, resulting in a special remedy of John's Prologue.

The final 3 chapters care for Jesus's relation to fashionable trust and life.

Edward J. Machle, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and non secular stories on the collage of Colorado, was once born in China yet got here to the U.S. on the age of ten. He holds levels from Whitworth collage, San Francisco Seminary, and Columbia college and is additionally a Presbyterian minister. His prior e-book was once a learn of the traditional chinese language thinker Xun Zi.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Philosopher Looks at Jesus: Gleanings From a Life of Faith, Doubt, and Reason PDF

Best religious philosophy books

The Non-Existence of God: An Introduction

Is it attainable to turn out or disprove God's lifestyles? Arguments for the life of God have taken many alternative varieties over the centuries: within the Non-Existence of God, Nicholas Everitt considers all the arguments and examines the function that cause and information play within the debate over God's lifestyles.

The Cambridge Companion to Maimonides (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

One goal of this sequence is to dispel the intimidation readers believe whilst confronted with the paintings of adverse and difficult thinkers. Moses ben Maimon, sometimes called Maimonides (1138–1204), represents the excessive element of Jewish rationalism within the center a long time. He performed a pivotal position within the transition of philosophy from the Islamic East to the Christian West.

Jüdische Religionsphilosophie als Apologie des Mosaismus (Religion in Philosophy and Theology) (German Edition)

In zwanzig, hier zum großen Teil erstmals veröffentlichten, Aufsätzen und Vorträgen stellt Michael Zank die moderne jüdische Religionsphilosophie unter das Motto einer 'Apologie des Mosaismus'. Er geht dabei sowohl thematisch als auch historisch vor und zeigt, wie sich Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, Leo Strauss und andere mit dem christlichen und philosophischen Erbe Europas auseinandergesetzt haben.

Recognizing Sufism: Contemplation in the Islamic Tradition

Sufism is all too usually linked simply with ‘mysticism’ within the West. the writer of this new textbook, a former scholar of Annemarie Schimmel, means that conflating Sufism and mysticism is just in part legitimate. He indicates that nearly all of Sufi perform, either traditionally and within the modern global, has little or not anything to do with a esoteric transcendence yet is quite thinking about contemplative job.

Additional resources for A Philosopher Looks at Jesus: Gleanings From a Life of Faith, Doubt, and Reason

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.75 of 5 – based on 25 votes