The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions - Chapter 6: Christianity Summary & Analysis

Philip Novak
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Chapter 6: Christianity Summary and Analysis

The Life of Jesus

The word "Christ" has its root in the Greek word, "Kristos," which translates to "mashiah" in Hebrew and in English, "messiah." When his small circle of followers began to call Jesus of Nazareth "Christ" they were calling him the messiah, the savior. The Jewish people had long-awaited the coming of the The Messiah. It was a phenomenon that a religion called Christianity that started with such a small sect of believers became the dominant religion throughout the Roman Empire in just three-hundred years. The story of Jesus of Nazareth is told in the New Testament of the Bible and is often referred to as "the greatest story ever told." (227)

The angel Gabriel came from God to Mary in Galilee and told her that she would conceive the son of God. The angels came to Joseph...

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