Who is Jesus? When did he live? How does he have such an impact on the world community so long after he died? What do Catholic believe about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus? The Gospels do not tell us what Jesus looked like but we can be sure that Jesus did not look like a Hollywood movie star as we often depict him today. He was a Mediterranean Jew and so would have looked much more like a contemporary Middle Eastern man.
The last 200 years have seen the attempt establish proof and provide evidence to narrow down the Jesus of history. This raises all sorts of questions regarding things like how we read the Bible and the need for historical detail for the Jesus of faith.
The mystery of the Incarnation is that Jesus is truly God and truly human, and that while God, he was human like us in all things, however he did not sin.
Your assessment on the topic Jesus the Christ may be to Achievement Standard 90824. If this is the case the following information and resources might be useful to you.
Remember that these are resources that fit the generic title of the standard. You should read the actual standard 90824, the national moderator’s report, and the assessment task that your school has set.
To meet AS 90824 you are required to consider in detail and break down into components or essential features a significant message in the sacred text using a wide range of supporting evidence. A range of supporting evidence needs to be given and a wide number of supporting evidence sources are required for excellence. Supporting evidence may be obtained from authoritative sources such as creedal statements and conciliar statements. The following theme may be explored.
You need to make sure that you look at the significant theme within the Bible. Supporting evidence comes from within the text as well as authoritive sources.
FaithCentral would love to know about sites that you have found useful in your preparation for assessment to any achievement standard. We are also keen to know what you would find helpful to have on FaithCentral. What theme are you being asked to explore? If we know then we can try to find useful resources for the site. Please share your resources and views with us via firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember we are not miracle workers and will not be able to help the night before the task is due in.