FROM CHRIST THE JEW TO JEW FROM JESUS. ATTEMPT AT A RECAPITULATION OF LATEST RESEARCH INTO THE ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY (Od Jezusa Zyda do Zyda od Jezusa. Próba bilansu najnowszych badan nad poczatkami chrzescijanstwa)
Jesus of Nazareth was a Jew, which is not obvious to all present-day Christians, which is why they should be reminded of it. For some Jews, Jesus is becoming part of Jewish tradition these days, which is neither obvious to all, which is why the author draws attention to this dimension of contemporary Judaic faith. But both one and the other aspect are but an external manifestation of much more profound processes examined in this article. The ever broader scope of the findings of archaeological, linguistic, religious or mass media studies (which examine the impact of technological change on the methods of passing down tradition), as well as anthropological ones are responsible for the fact that its historical nature and an element of chance are nowadays widely accepted phenomena. The realization of this simple fact could significantly simplify mutual relations between the followers of Judaism and Christianity. Seen from this perspective, Jesus will be a uniting, not a divisive, factor.
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