KERESZTELŐ JÁNOS ÉS TANÍTVÁNYAI
JOHN THE BAPTIST AND HIS DISCIPLES
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Islam studies, Comparative Studies of Religion, Religion and science , Biblical studies, Sociology of Religion, History of Religion
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: John the Baptist; disciples; Jesus; pray; fasten.
Summary/Abstract: John the Baptist and his disciples have an exceptional importance for our research, because chronologically and in other important ways, they are very close to Jesus and his disciples. Their chronological proximity is proven by their almost simultaneous conception, their activity, and finally their execution. John the Baptist prepared the way for Christ through his ministry. He gathered disciples and taught them to pray. He fasted together with his disciples. We have to leave open the question of his contact with Qumran and his relationship to the Essenes. In some respects there are similarities between him and Jesus, but there cannot be denied the differences, first of all regarding the ascetic way of life. Because of his uncompromising preaching and the upholding of the banner of truth he had to suffer a violent death. Through his death he becomes a part of the prophet’s fatal destiny.
- Issue Year: 62/2017
- Issue No: 1
- Page Range: 158-164
- Page Count: 7
- Language: Hungarian