write 400 words
Answer the following questions:
1. What is the significance of the statement, “Jesus was a Jew”?
2. In what ways did the early disciples of Jesus assume that they were carrying on their own Jewish tradition (as a reform movement), rather than starting a new religious tradition?
3. What belief and/or practice was the breaking point between Jews and the followers of Jesus?
4. Watch the following video from my sabbatical in Rome and answer the questions, “If Jesus were to come back and see the religion that bears his name, Christianity, would he recognize it? What might he criticize?”