Was Jesus a great ethical teacher?

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So first, Jesus as moral teacher. As it turns out, this is a complicated question. The short answer, of course, is that Yes, Jesus was a great moral teacher. The complicating factor is that Jesus was not a great moral teacher in the sense that people today think of great moral teachers. The short answer, of course, is that Yes, Jesus was a great moral teacher.

The complicating factor is that Jesus was not a great moral teacher in the sense that people today think of great moral teachers. That’s because the basis for morality for Jesus – the very heart of why he taught morals – is completely.

Excellent book. I read it in one day (unusual for me!) I used this book to help write a huge paper/do a powerpoint presentation in my philosophy of education class.

Jesus was the ultimate teacher; many of the things brain research tells educators to /5(3). Jesus is the Christ. Neither Scripture, nor the greatest historians claim Jesus to be “just a great moral teacher.” They, and I, claim him to be Christ.

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The Son of God. One of the three persons of the Triune God who is eternal, all-powerful and paid my sin debt. Jesus said unto her {Martha}, “I am the resurrection. The claim that Jesus is just a great moral teacher is not a real option.

He is a great moral teacher, but that is not all he is. If that is all he is, then he isn’t even that. As C. Lewis famously pointed out, an honest look at the life of Jesus reveals that either Jesus was God or he was a.

That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic-on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg-or else he would.

In the same way, while Jesus was an ethical teacher, he did not lay out explicitly a moral system like Aristotle did in the Nicomachean Ethics or John Rawls in A Theory of Justice.

Still, it is possible and desirable to see if there is an implicit system in. Jesus the Teacher (1) Introduction We come now to the moral and ethical teachings of Jesus Christ. In many ways this is the easiest part of the course to teach, and that for a number of reasons: 1.

The sheer genius of Christ as a teacher. Much of Christ s teaching on how people. The only ethical teachings now compared by any one with those of Jesus are the ethics found in the Buddhist writings.

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Let us gladly recognize all in these that is true and wholesome, and the great good they have done on a wide scale in the Asiatic world, as supplanting ideas that formerly prevailed among many races. this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him." Christ In The Temple Christ Teaching.

Academics Pilgrimage. But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and began to teach. Jesus was just a good moral teacher. In post-modern, pluralistic society of today, many people consider Jesus to be another good moral teacher, like Buddha or Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr.

But Jesus claimed to be God, by forgiving others’ sins (Mark ), by claiming to be the long-awaited Messiah (John. In the Synoptic Gospels. If, following the custom prevalent at present, we adopt, as the general name for the teaching of Jesus in the Synoptists, the Kingdom of God, then the divisions of His ethical teaching will be (1) the Blessings of the Kingdom, (2) the Character of the Subjects, (3) the Commandments of the King.

Many are fond of respecting Jesus as a moral teacher just like Gandhi or Socrates. But in this lab, John Piper reminds us how Jesus cannot be thought of as only a teacher. Ground. The word “for” at the beginning of verse 45 is a ground, which gives support or a reason for another statement.

But Jesus wasn’t just another religious teacher.

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The Bible says He was different from every other person who ever lived — and the reason is because He was God in human flesh. Yes, He was fully human: He was born and grew up; He got tired and thirsty and hungry; He experienced pain and sorrow; eventually He died.

This book presents an analysis of the Teachings that were left to people by Jesus Christ in His Incarna-tion. The Teachings are systematized in this book in ac-cordance to the main themes touched by Jesus. The bibliographic sources used in this work are the New Testament and some Apocryphal Gospels.

The book is addressed to all Size: KB. The view of some dispensationalists that the ethical teaching of the Sermon on the Mount, if not the ethical teaching of Jesus as a whole, is related to the future millennial kingdom to be set up on earth after the Second Advent, would seem to indicate another presentation that fails to do justice to the scriptural data.

This summary of biblical interpretation reflects the approach to Scripture in the teaching of Jesus. The Sermon on the Mount in particular reveals how we are to use the law in ethical decisions. Rightly understanding how Christ applies the Bible requires us to clarify the meaning of two phrases He uses in His ministry.

A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic--on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg--or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice.

Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. Lewis expressed his idea in more than one place, but the most definitive appears in his book Mere Christianity: “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: “I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.”.

The problem here is that Jesus was NOT a great moral teacher. If you really look at his teachings, Jesus mostly parroted earlier wisdom, and was just wrong about some things -- for example, Jesus' whole attitude on divorce was just naive and foolish.

Jesus Christ was Not Simply a Moral Teacher by on Find answers to your questions about Jesus Christ. Many claim that Jesus was simply a prophet or moral teacher, but who did Jesus Author: Is Jesus Christ God.

the moral-religious ideal of Jesus in such a way that it may become the practical ideal of the twentieth century. By obscuring some of the essential features and many details of the teaching, and by substituting for the ancient world-view that underlies Jesus' teaching a develop-mental and biological world-view, the great ethical principles of.

JESUS was indeed a great Teacher—the greatest of all teachers. His moral and ethical instructions have done more to influence the world for good than have those of any other individual. However, those who see in Jesus a teacher merely of moral ethics fail to comprehend the deeper meaning of his message.

This tradition is also popular among Christians more generally, and hence Keith Ward, in his book The Philosopher and the Gospels, defines “Jesus' moral teaching” as “a participative virtue ethics,” iii "participative" here referring to how Jesus' audience would be gently coaxed 3 into taking an active role in interpreting and Written: The Gospel of Luke A novel for gentiles.

Jesus emerges primarily as a teacher, a teacher of ethical wisdom, someone who's confident and serene in that ethical. Lewis's trilemma is an apologetic argument traditionally used to argue for the divinity of Jesus by arguing that the only alternatives were that he was evil or deluded.

One version was popularised by University of Oxford literary scholar and writer C. Lewis in a BBC radio talk and in his writings. It is sometimes described as the "Lunatic, Liar, or Lord", or "Mad, Bad, or God". Historical Jesus is the reconstruction of the life and teachings of Jesus by critical historical methods, in contrast to Christological definitions (the Christ of Christianity) and other Christian accounts of Jesus (the Christ of faith).

It also considers the historical and cultural contexts in which Jesus lived. Virtually all reputable scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed. Question: "How is Jesus greater than all the other great people in history?" Answer: The Bible presents Jesus as greater than all who ever lived before Him and all who will ever come behind Him.

Colossians 1 sets out, in no uncertain terms, the doctrine of the supremacy of Christ “in everything” (Colossians ). Book Review: Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke. Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, the introduction of his book, Jesus > Religion begins with a portion of the poem that made him so well known, It’s hard to convince people Jesus is a great savior when they don’t think they even need saving.

While Jesus was clearly an effective preacher and sought- after healer, He was also a master teacher Throughout the Gospels, readers encounter a variety of teaching episodes learning experiences - created specifically for His twelve disciples, as well as for groups of thousands or a single individual.

Leong's book presents a more accessible Jesus and (in my view) one who is a more powerful spiritual master. If you can keep in mind that ALL we know about the teachings of the historical Jesus comes to us through the eyes (and biases) of others who wrote long after his death, perhaps you will open your mind to consider the plausible alternative views presented by: 1.In this ninth and final biographical study in the Great Lives from God's Word series, Charles Swindoll introduces you to the carpenter from Nazareth as you've never seen him before.

Through biblical and historical insights, Swindoll takes you on a journey through the life of Jesus--His birth, teaching, healing, death and resurrection/5(25).Christian ethics as an academic discipline uses these scriptures and traditions in developing and critiquing ethical norms and theories and applying them to ethical issues.

the great ethical teachers tended to be prophets or founders of religion, and for most of human history the influential ethical authorities tended to be religious.