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A Jewish view of Jesus...



Item # 629637

February 20, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 20, 1871 

* Jewish perspective of Jesus - Jews
* Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise lecture
* Ernest Renan theory unsupported ?


The back page contains a fascinating article under the heading: "Religious", titled: "A Jewish View of Jesus", with a preface which includes: "Rabbi Isaac M. Wise delivered the first lecture of the course on the Talmud and the Gospels...in Steinway Hall...His subject was 'Jesus and the Pharisees'..." with a bit more. The text of the presentation offers some cynical & defensive comments concerning Jesus and his role on earth, and near the beginning of the presentation is: "...He was  Pharisean doctor, and eminent patriot, a fervent enthusiast, determined to rescue his country from the clutches of a bloody despotism. He was crucified by the Roman authorities to the chastisement, chagrin, and profound regret of the Jews. I maintain these paradoxes in contradiction to those modern critics who advance the idea that Jesus was an Essene; to those who hold the theory that no such person ever lived, and especially against the unfounded theories of Renan..." with the balance of the text detailing these thoughts (see). See the hyperlink for more on Ernest Renan and his thoughts espoused in his popular book "The Life of Jesus".
Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War

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