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https://doi.org/10.32862/k.12.1.1

Jesus of the Gospels, and Jesus of today

Ervin Budiselić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-1743-4203 ; Biblijski institut, Zagreb

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APA 6th Edition
Budiselić, E. (2018). Jesus of the Gospels, and Jesus of today. Kairos, 12 (1), 7-21. https://doi.org/10.32862/k.12.1.1
MLA 8th Edition
Budiselić, Ervin. "Jesus of the Gospels, and Jesus of today." Kairos, vol. 12, no. 1, 2018, pp. 7-21. https://doi.org/10.32862/k.12.1.1. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Budiselić, Ervin. "Jesus of the Gospels, and Jesus of today." Kairos 12, no. 1 (2018): 7-21. https://doi.org/10.32862/k.12.1.1
Harvard
Budiselić, E. (2018). 'Jesus of the Gospels, and Jesus of today', Kairos, 12(1), pp. 7-21. https://doi.org/10.32862/k.12.1.1
Vancouver
Budiselić E. Jesus of the Gospels, and Jesus of today. Kairos [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2021 June 25];12(1):7-21. https://doi.org/10.32862/k.12.1.1
IEEE
E. Budiselić, "Jesus of the Gospels, and Jesus of today", Kairos, vol.12, no. 1, pp. 7-21, 2018. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.32862/k.12.1.1

Abstracts
Starting from the contemporary dominant values of tolerance, dialogue, and political correctness, this article analyses Jesus’ speech and teachings in the synoptic gospels in the light of these values. First, the article analyses Jesus’ speech about love, and then the focus is on Jesus’ harsh language and teaching. After that the article analyses reactions of different people and groups on his language and teaching. Based on this analysis, in the final section the article compares Jesus of the gospels with the distorted portray of Jesus that is sometimes present in contemporary Christianity. The conclusion that is made is that contemporary Western culture has distorted the image of Jesus from
the gospels and has created modern Jesus which in his speech and teachings reflects today’s dominant values. However, Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, and we should be very careful to follow not some “contemporary Jesus,” but Jesus of the gospels.

Keywords
Jesus of the Gospels; contemporary Jesus; postmodernism; political correctness; God’s love; sin; harsh language; and teachings

Hrčak ID: 215607

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/215607

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