By Riemer Roukema,Saskia Deventer-Metz
In Jesus, Gnosis and Dogma Roukema investigates and assesses a few of the perspectives of Jesus in early Christianity, basing his method on a contrast among historic and theological statements approximately Jesus. ancient statements should be arrived at via a severe research of the earliest documents, even if Roukema acknowledges that students vary largely the following. Theological statements approximately Jesus are to do with what has been and is assumed approximately him.
Roukema demonstrates that Gnostic traditions approximately Jesus in most cases derive from the sooner traditions preserved within the New testomony writings and don't supply a extra exact view of the ancient Jesus. He indicates that the view of Jesus because the divine Lord (Yahweh) and Son of God is electrified via an early Jewish development that used to be exploited via the first actual Christians. despite a few later dogmatic precisions, there's extra continuity among the hot testomony photograph of Jesus and the Nicene creed than among the old Jesus and the Jesus of early Gnosticism. Even the essence of the Trinitarian dogma appears to be like to have Jewish roots.
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Jesus, Gnosis and Dogma by Riemer Roukema,Saskia Deventer-Metz