Monday, August 21, 2006

Theology for beginners (5): Jesus

Here is #5 Jesus from Faith and Theology

Summary: Jesus of Nazareth proclaimed and enacted the imminent nearness of Israel’s God.In the first century CE, a wandering Jewish prophet and rabbi announced the end of history. He proclaimed a radical re-ordering of power, and the arrival of a new age: the “reign” or “kingdom” of Israel’s God was now dawning, and the story of Israel was fast approaching its climactic moment. Through both his words and actions, this young Galilean peasant announced that the promises which God had made to Israel would soon be fulfilled: God would reign, he would liberate his people from oppression, he would judge the wicked and vindicate the righteous, and the new age of God’s future would dawn. This was the message of Jesus of Nazareth.

Doesn't it just make you want to read the rest of what he wrote.

1 comment:

Musings said...

Hey Abi, Thanks for your encouraging comment on my blog. Strangely enough, I am actually a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington and have been attending regularly since I moved back to DC. I was in fact Amy Butler's pastoral intern last summer! Calvary and Amy are two of my greatest cheerleaders!
Blessings to you.