He kept to himself, had no friends, and attended no social events. Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. He wishes Scrooge a Merry Christmas but Scrooge rebukes his attention. Marley's ghost visits telling Scrooge that three spirits will visit him.
Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Roman, Jewish, and Christian Perspectives by Rev. Roberts and Beliefnet Note: You may download this resource at no cost, for personal use, for use in a Christian ministry, or for use in an educational venture, as long as you are not publishing it for sale.
All I ask is that you give credit to this website: For all other uses, please contact me at mark markdroberts. Let me mention three. I do believe, however, that this evidence, both in the New Testament Gospels and in other ancient sources, is strong enough to allow us to formulate likely hypotheses concerning Roman and Jewish motivations for the crucifixion of Jesus.
Second, the question of why Jesus was put to death is a matter of considerable scholarly disagreement. I should add at this point that I am aware of the shameful history of anti-Semitism and the danger of anti-Semitism that is very much alive today.
This does make it tricky to deal with the historical evidence in a straightforward way, because if one concludes that some Jews were somewhat responsible for the death of Jesus, this might fuel anti-Semitic attitudes and actions.
So, I will say at the outset that nothing in the historical record justifies hatred of or mistreat of Jews, or any other people, for that matter.
Third, there is not one, simple, obvious answer to the question of why Jesus had to die. From a historical point of view, we have to deal with at least two perspectives, Roman and Jewish. We also need to deal with the whole area of theology. It will have multiple layers and nuances.
Nevertheless, this is a task well worth the effort, both in the writing and in the reading. This is especially true given the tendency of this conversation to become terribly anti-Semitic. In a world where hatred of Jews is on the increase, all thoughtful, compassionate human beings need to be informed about just who was responsible for the death of Jesus and why.
Finally, if, like me, you believe that the crucifixion of Jesus stands at the very center of history, then knowing why Jesus had to die is just about the most important bit of knowledge you can have.
Some Basic Facts Where should we start in our effort to discover why Jesus had to die? I propose to begin with some basic historical facts, facts that are affirmed by almost every historian and biblical scholar, even those who approach this question from a highly critical and skeptical starting point.
So what are these facts: There were many ways in the first-century for a criminal to be put to death, including stoning, beheading, being torn apart by beasts, etc.The Change in Scrooge’s Character How does dickens show the change in scrooge’s character in ‘A Christmas Carol’, look closely at the language used and how this influences the reader In Charles dickens wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’ partly to make people aware of .
- The Change in Scrooge’s Character How does dickens show the change in scrooge’s character in ‘A Christmas Carol’, look closely at the language used and how this influences the reader In Charles dickens wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’ partly to make people aware of .
The change in Scrooge's character is the whole point of this short story. If he did not change, there would be no story.
At the beginning of the story, Scrooge is a miserly man who seems to hate. - The Change in Scrooge’s Character How does dickens show the change in scrooge’s character in ‘A Christmas Carol’, look closely at the language used and how this influences the reader In Charles dickens wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’ partly to make people aware of .
A Christmas Carol How Does Scrooge Change Through Staves 1 - 5? By Louise Sophocleous A Christmas carol is a moral story and focuses upon the redemption of the most hardened miser Ebeneezer Scrooge.
In stave one he is presented as selfish, rude, angry and lonely. 'Warning all human sympathy to keep its distance.' he is thoroughly dislikeable.5/5.
Scrooge's Change in A Christmas Carol Essay Words | 7 Pages. Scrooge's Change in A Christmas Carol Dickens combines a description of hardships faced by the poor with a heart-rending sentimental celebration of the Christmas season. The novel contains dramatic and comic element as well as a deep felt moral theme.