Talk:Christian views of Jesus/Non-religious views of Jesus

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There are several Non-religious views of Jesus, This includes the Jewish view, the Atheist view, the agnostic view and also some other views that are not actually conserend with Jesus religious claims, but rather only inpect him on his merit as a real or fictious historical person.


Jewish view[edit]


Views of Jesus in the Bible[edit]

Main article: Jesus Seminar

The Jesus Seminar is a controversial research team of about one hundred academic New Testament scholars founded in 1985 by the late Robert Funk under the auspices of the Westar Institute. The seminar's purpose is to determine what Jesus, as a historical figure, may or may not have said or done.

Atheists views[edit]

Atheists reject God, and also reject anyone claiming to be a "son of God" or being God himself. They also reject miracles.

Historical views[edit]

There are several articles that relate to Jesus and history

Historicity of Jesus[edit]

This article discusses whether Jesus, the central figure of Christianity, actually existed as a historical figure.

Cultural and historical background of Jesus[edit]

This article discusses the historical setting in which Jesus is said to have lived

Historical Jesus[edit]

This article discusses the historical perspectives on Jesus' life, assuming he existed, the article concerns critical forensic reconstructions of Jesus.

Jesus as myth[edit]

This article discusses the theory that Jesus is entirely mythical

Cultural and historical background of Jesus[edit]

This article examines the views of scholars and historians who do not rely exclusively on the New Testament or other Christian sources as a means to gain a broader understanding of historical and New Testament events. It focuses specifically on the background to Jesus within the context of the historical and cultural context, both of that period and leading up to it, as relevant to a better understanding and interpretation of acts and events ascribed to his life and lifetime.

Aramaic of Jesus[edit]

It is generally accepted that Aramaic was the mother tongue of Jesus of Nazareth. This article explores Aramaic reconstructions of phrases in the New Testament as attributed to Jesus and New Testament figures.

Race of Jesus[edit]

The race of Jesus has been a subject of debate since at least the 19th century. The physical appearance of Jesus of Nazareth, though with no explicit emphasis on race, was also debated by theologians from early on in the history of Christianity. Different societies have depicted Jesus and most other biblical figures as their own ethnicity in their art, for example he is primarily white in the West, and black in Africa. Such representations are not, in the modern day, usually intended to be historically accurate. The current dominant opinion among secular historians and scientists is that he was most likely a bronze-skinned man, resembling modern-day persons of Middle Eastern descent. Others, however, have suggested other possible racial backgrounds, including African and Indian ones. For orthodox Christians the question is complicated by the belief that his birth was a unique miracle, an "incarnation in flesh of divine substance."