Historical Jesus in Theology

We discussed the importance of differentiating between history and theology. As historians, we must bracket the supernatural, since the supernatural cannot be examined through historical evidence.  As historians we are interested in Jesus’ religion, as his theology had serious implications on world history, but not about the religion of Jesus’ followers (Christianity) since that involves theological claims.  Historians can, however, evaluate the effects and implications, non-verifiable claims such as miracles.

 

By: Ryan, Sunny, Chloe, Caesar, Simron, Selmira

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