By Max Dimont
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With friends like this, who needs enemies,” the Church might well have thought as it banned the book. Continuing on the path blazed by Reimarus and his fellow travelers was William Wrede, professor of philosophy at the University of Breslau. With his monumental work The Messianic Secret in the Gospels, the wrath of Wrede compelled the theologians to give battle. “The readers of Wrede cannot help but feel that no quarter is given,” wrote Albert Schweitzer. Wrede held that not a single assertion by theologians need be accepted unless first proven by them.
16 Max I. Dimont—Appointment in Jerusalem [e-reads] 3 Four saints in a fight for the Gospel truth T he question of a historical Jesus was not raised until after the Reformation. Even Martin Luther sided with the popes in their view that there was no need to analyze either the Old or New Testaments. ” Among the first to be sentenced to death for searching for a historical Jesus was, interestingly enough, not a Catholic burned by the Church but a Protestant burned by a renowned Reformation leader.
Blessed are they that hunger after righteousness, for they shall be filled,” says Jesus. This time he is paraphrasing Isaiah (Chapter 55), where God bids those thirsting after righteousness to come to Him. Isaiah is also 1 Matthew 5:3-12; Luke 6:20-23. 30 Max I. ” It is based on verses in Chapter 61, where Isaiah proclaims, “the Lord has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted. . ” The evangelists did not originate these Beatitudes and then attribute them to Jesus. Jesus the Jew did say them.
Appointment in Jerusalem by Max Dimont