[ noun ] (Judaism,religion,Christianity) a prophet of the first century; to Christians he was both God and man--the Messiah sent to save the human race from the sin it inherited through the Fall of Man (circa 8 BC - 29 AD)
Used in print(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
Expressed differently : if the price for becoming a faithful follower of Jesus_Christ is some form of self-destruction , whether of the body or of the mind - sacrificium corporis , sacrificium intellectus - then there is no alternative but that the price remain unpaid .
It will be recalled from the discussion in Section 7 that the position of the `` right '' , as represented by Barth , rests_on the following thesis : The only tenable alternative to Bultmann 's position is a theology that ( 1 ) rejects or at_least qualifies his unconditioned demand for demythologization and existential interpretation ; ( 2 ) accepts instead a special biblical hermeneutics or method of interpretation ; and ( 3 ) in so doing , frees itself to give appropriate emphasis to the event Jesus_Christ by means of statements that , from Bultmann 's point_of_view , are mythological .(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
Christianity declares that in the life and death of Jesus_Christ the unique and the universal concur .
To be the Savior and the Lord , Jesus_Christ has to be a historical individual with a biography all his own ; he dare not be a cosmic aeon that swoops to earth for_a_while but never identifies itself with man 's history .
Each man can identify himself with the history and the death of Jesus_Christ because Jesus_Christ has identified himself with human history and human_death , coming as the head of a new humanity .