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Was Jesus Humble?

Holmberg, Bengt LU (2013) In Jesus – Gestalt und Gestaltungen. Rezeptionen des Galiläers in Wissenschaft, Kirche und Gesellschaft. Festschrift für Gerd Theissen zum 70. Geburtstag p.15-28
Abstract
The question is asked because it is often thought that real humility (low opinion of oneself, not self-assertive) cannot exist together with a messianic consciousness. Jesus made large claims for himself and the importance of his actions and teaching, seeing himself as endowed with unique closeness to the Father in heaven and therefore religious authority, but did not strive for ordinary social power or high positions. His humility is ultimately oriented towards the Father, not to contemporary leaders and teachers. He evidences robust self-confidence, based on accepting Son-ship from the Father.
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Jesus, humility, Christology, messianic consciousness, self-reversal, self confidence, self-assertiveness, self contradiction, status
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Jesus – Gestalt und Gestaltungen. Rezeptionen des Galiläers in Wissenschaft, Kirche und Gesellschaft. Festschrift für Gerd Theissen zum 70. Geburtstag
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von Gemünden, Petra; Horrell, David G. and Küchler, Max
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15 - 28
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Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
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978-3-525-59362-2
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English
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  author       = {Holmberg, Bengt},
  editor       = {von Gemünden, Petra and Horrell, David G. and Küchler, Max},
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  series       = {Jesus – Gestalt und Gestaltungen. Rezeptionen des Galiläers in Wissenschaft, Kirche und Gesellschaft. Festschrift für Gerd Theissen zum 70. Geburtstag},
  title        = {Was Jesus Humble?},
  year         = {2013},
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