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The Jesus I Never Knew Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Philip Yancey
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Essay Topics

The book begins with a personal account of Yancey's life in Christianity.

1) What is Yancey's personal story in terms of his understanding of Jesus?

2) How does his history growing up in the church affect this book?

3) Why does he use his personal experience?

What is Yancey's theory about why the historical figure of Jesus has been changed by various cultures and groups to represent very different images? How and why did this happen over time?

What is the contrast that Yancey draws between the modern American depiction of Christmas and what he understands might have been the actual experience? What is the modern culture missing about who Jesus was in terms of his birth?

Briefly describe the profile of Jesus that Yancey lays out in Chapter 2. What word associations does he choose and why?

Describe the general historical context Jesus grew up in based on Chapter 3

1) What was...

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