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I liked Olson 's statement about interpreting history so much that I had to open with it, "No historian ever treats history, as an old saying goes, as 'just one damned thing after another. ' The historian, like a theologian, always views history from a certain perspective brought about by his or her context and concern" (p. 175). Olson believed this view was held by Troeltsch because he was both a philosopher of history and Theologian. I have a master’s degree in history and I am currently working toward a graduate degree in theology, so this previously mentioned statement seems to speak to me. However, after reading about Troeltsch view of Jesus, I must say that we are universes apart on theological views. Olson 's description that theological…show more content…
Bultmann would not speak of the resurrection of Jesus as an event in past history because of its supernatural character. I believe the crucifixion and resurrection are events in history, which took place in both the spiritual world as well as the physical world. However, I believe that once a person becomes a follower Jesus or born again believer the crucifixion, resurrection, and Jesus return have immeasurable impact on that person’s life, where as before, they were a child of God those same events were of no concern to them. Butlmann believe the resurrection referred to the crucified Jesus being elevation to status of Lord. I think the resurrection proved who Jesus truly was. Jesus said, “No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father”John10:18 NASB. So any person could lay down their life, but no human except for Jesus had the ability to pick His life back up again. I believe this did elevate Jesus from being simply a man to “The Lord of Lord’s and King of…show more content…
Even though each liberal theologian my not fall into all of these previously mentioned areas of disbelief, but they will at least fall into one

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