Concordia Theological Monthly

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Jesus, history, church, messiah, salvation, strecker, faith, stendahl, evangelist, suecker

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The expression "Jesus of History - Christ of Faith" is a relatively recent idiom, the roots of which can be traced back to a lecture delivered in 1892 by the German systematician Martin Kahler, who entitled his address “The So-Called Historical Jesus and the Historic, Biblical Christ." In the last decade this idiom has come to specify a particular problem that has engaged the interest of New Testament scholars with great intensity. The problem is given with the fact that Jesus died about A. D. 30 but that all of the written materials we possess about Jesus were set down after this date, more exactly, after the Resurrection, when the disciples came to a mature faith in Jesus as the Messiah, or Christ.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Matthew 1:2-16; Matthew 1:23; Matthew 9:37; Matthew 10:1; Matthew 11:1; Matthew 20:17; Matthew 26:20; Matthew 28:7; Matthew 28:16;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars