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The quest for the historical Satan

Miguel A. De La Torre

The quest for the historical Satan

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Published by Fortress Press in Minneapolis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History of doctrines,
  • Devil,
  • Christianity,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMiguel A. De La Torre and Albert Hernández
    ContributionsHernández, Albert
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT982 .D4 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 248 p. :
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25018230M
    ISBN 100800663241
    ISBN 109780800663247
    LC Control Number2011009185
    OCLC/WorldCa496966015

    There are short paragraphs in the works of each of these, two in Josephus. It had become a dogma of theology that Jesus used the term Son of Man to veil His Messiahship; that is to say, every theologian found in this term whatever meaning he attached to the Messiahship of Jesus, the human, humble, ethical, unpolitical, unapocalyptic, or whatever other character was held to be appropriate to the orthodox "transformed" Messiahship. So, although immediate change within the Initiate is possible, a more balanced and natural approach is to perceive Initiation as a process. There is not adequate room here to go into detail about each god or godman that contributed to the formation of the Jewish Jesus character; suffice it to say that there is plenty of documentation to show that this issue is not a question of "faith" or "belief.

    Unfortunately, especially within this country, we have such a vile reaction to Islam that I fear that those who believe that any conversation with Muslims, or anyone who has a different opinion of us, is compromising with evil and therefore even treasonous—well, that seems to be the dominant discourse in the politics of this country. When it began to be bruited about that He was the Messiah, the rulers had Him arrested and handed Him over to the Procurator. The parable of the seed growing secretly is turned to account in favour of the "present" Kingdom of God. That is, do we need the image of Satan to help us explain the continuing presence of evil in the world? The reason for His reserve in regard to His Messiahship was, according to Schurer, Jesus' fear of kindling "political enthusiasm"; from the same motive He repudiates in Mark xii. In regard to the apocalyptic Judgment of the World, he retains only the sermon preserved by John about the inward and constant process of separation.

    But no other writer has grasped the problem as clearly as Bousset. All people can fall into this trap. The Danielic Son of Man entered into the conception only so far as it could do so without endangering the other characteristics. In all these learned discussions of the title Son of Man this operation is assumed to have been performed. Brandt goes to work with a truly Cartesian scepticism. The chief points to be queried are as follows:- Is it the case that the apocalypses mark the introduction of a process of spiritualisation applied to the ancient Israelitish hopes?


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The quest for the historical Satan book

The ideas of the Messiah and the Kingdom of God at least underwent a transformation in His use of them. As to these references and their constant regurgitation by Christian apologists, Dr. To perceive the unsatisfactoriness of the transformation [1] Emil Schurer, Das messianische Selbstbewusstsein Jesu Christi.

We take those texts very seriously in trying to ascertain the very character of God.

The Quest for the Historical Satan

In some ways, this book bites off too much for one book to chew. And just five, six years later, Hispanics are just these evil criminals who are coming to kill you and kill me and rape our women and steal our jobs.

The Reign of God begins for Him in the present era. While the Nuremberg trials were going on, we were also involved in human experiments. It does not allow us to consider what grievances Muslims have against the United States.

He shows that in and with the titles and expressions borrowed from apocalyptic thought, Messiah, Son of God, Son of Man, which were all at bottom so inappropriate to Jesus, early Christianity slipped in again "either the old ideas or new ones misunderstood.

These, of course, are far from new themes. Just as the Sinister Tradition is a Tree of Wyrd, so also are the individual Initiates self-contained Trees of Wyrd and so inherently each stage of the Way contains the seeds of all the other stages.

The separation between John and the Synoptists has been secured. Books and movies, whether religiously oriented or not, give evidence of our fascination with the dark side of reality, and some American Christians believe that the United Nations is a satanic entity. Why then make such a complaint against it?

A much more negative attitude is taken up by Albert Reville in his Jesus de Nazareth [2] According to him both Apocalyptic and Messianism are foreign bodies in the teaching of Jesus which have been forced into it by the pressure of contemporary thought.

It is necessary to face the challenges that are set before the Initiate. A picture of the future is not spiritualised simply by being projected upon the clouds. The Gospel Hisotry and the Origin of Christianity considered in the light of a critical investigation of the Reports of the Suffering and Resurrection of Jesus.

However, whereas this is the raging debate most evident in this field today, it is not the most important. This comprehensive study discusses all the problems which are referred to below.

His Gospel is, as was also held by Bruno Bauer, and afterwards by Wrede, a sufficient basis for the whole tradition.

Dumping Satan: It’s Time to Let Go

In other words, it has been demonstrated continually for centuries that this character, Jesus Christ, was invented and did not depict a real person who was either the "son of God" or was "evemeristically" made into a superhuman by enthusiastic followers 3.

He sought men, therefore, who might become His fellow-workers. His preaching of repentance was not gloomy and forbidding; it was the proclamation of a new righteousness, of which the watchword was, "Ye shall be perfect as your Father in Heaven is perfect. While it makes it a easy read, De La Torre and Hernendez also seem to risk alienating both a serious Christian and a serious secular audience with this lightness, and its mixed concerns.

This presence of the Kingdom was not, however, clearly explained by Jesus, but was set forth in paradoxes and parables, especially in the parables of Mark iv. How much historical baggage does that have? For you know how many sons your esteemed writers ascribed to Jupiter: Mercury, the interpreting word and teacher of all; Aesculapius, who, though he was a great physician, was struck by a thunderbolt, and so ascended to heaven; and Bacchus too, after he had been torn limb from limb; and Hercules, when he had committed himself to the flames to escape his toils; and the sons of Leda, and Dioscuri; and Perseus, son of Danae; and Bellerophon, who, though sprung from mortals, rose to heaven on the horse Pegasus.

Paul, who was probably influenced strongly by the Graeco-Roman traditions. Did Jesus overcome particularism in principle otherwise than it is overcome in Jewish escha- rology, that is to say, with reference to the future?

The evolution of this image is fascinating and enlightening, and as we delve into it, we discover that many of our assumptions about Satan and evil are misguided and mistaken. The new problem is as yet hardly recognised, much less grappled with.

De La Torre and Albert Hernandez. Three of them favor mythic-astral explanations.Jul 26,  · If you are looking for a book to confirm generally held biases and prejudiced opinions about Satan, this is not the book for you.

If you are looking for a book that addresses all the OT Scriptures pertaining to "Satan" and follows up in the NT (and extra biblical sources including the Talmud, church fathers, philosophers, and others), you may want to pick this book up.

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