„Jesus Christ” by Athanazy Fic read seventy years after the death of the Author Cover Image

„Jezus Chrystus” Atanazego Fica odczytany siedemdziesiąt lat po śmierci autora
„Jesus Christ” by Athanazy Fic read seventy years after the death of the Author

Author(s): Anna Oracz
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History of Church(es), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Biblical studies
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Teologiczne
Keywords: Athanazy Fic; historical Jesus; Holy Land; New Testament;

Summary/Abstract: „Jesus Christ”, the two-volume, posthumous edition of Athanazy Fic’s work, was first published in 1951–1952. In his work not only did the Author focus on particular facts from Jesus’ life described in the Gospels, but also, at the same time, tried to introduce several articles concerning Christian faith. Although, it is uncompleted (due to Fic’s sudden death) and a little out-dated and due to this fact it reveals several weak points (eg. an old explanation of the synoptic problem), it has still remained significant, especially for its way of reading the biography of Jesus: the emphasis on the intentions of hagiographers, trust in the text; as well as the interest in the Holy Land, which is one of the most distinctive features in the quest for the historical Jesus at the moment. In addition, its theological attitude is in accordance with the instructions which we can find in newer Church documents.

  • Issue Year: 67/2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 217-227
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish