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Read: â€œThe Historical Jesusâ€
1. What do we know of the â€œhistorical Jesusâ€? (3)
2. Explain what Smith means when he says, â€œJesus stood in the Jewish tradition of Spirit-filled mediatorsâ€? (3)
3. What was the situation of the Jews during the time of Jesus? (2)
4. Describe the four Jewish groups and their different responses to their situation
5. Describe Jesusâ€™ fifth alternative. Which group was he closest to? How did he differ from them? (3)
Read â€œThe Christ of Faithâ€
1. What did people say they saw Jesus doing? (2)
2. Why is putting the emphasis on Jesusâ€™ miracles a mistake according to Smith? (3)
2. What was controversial about Jesusâ€™ teachings? (2)
3. What two aspects of Jesusâ€™ speech attracted people? (2)
4. Did Jesus speak more to peopleâ€™s reason or imagination? Why do you think he did this? (3)
5. How much did Jesus actually speak? What do you think his overall message was? (3)
6. More specifically, what are the â€œtwo most important facts about lifeâ€ according to Jesusâ€™ speeches?
Read â€œWe Have Seen His Gloryâ€
1. Reading this section, how would you describe the character of Jesus? (3)
2. Select three words that would best describe his character.
Read â€œEnd and the Beginningâ€
1. What does this section title mean in terms of Jesusâ€™ life and death? (3)
2. Pick something out of this section of reading that strikes you the most about Jesus, his character and/or his teachings. (5)