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Bruno Bauer's Messianic Secret

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Bruno Bauer's Messianic Secret

Postby EzraLB » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:29 am

Bruno Bauer was a 19th century German philosopher, historian, and biblical revisionist--a disciple of Hegel and a mentor of Karl Marx. Despite his last name and his heretical ideas, Bauer was not jewish, though clearly he was misguided by the jewish-dominated ideas of the Enlightenment.

Bauer argued that parts of the Gospel Of Mark, especially those passages that emphasized secrecy among the followers of Christ, were 2nd century later additions--pointing out thematic and linguistic anomalies that showed the influence of Seneca. Specifically, the passages in question are from Mark:

1:43 "After sternly warning him he sent him away at once, saying to him, 'See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.'

8:29 "And he asked them, But who say ye that I am? Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ. And he charged them that they should tell no man of him."

Bauer wrongly argues that this command of secrecy directly contradicts the purpose of Christ's messianic ministry. It never occurred to Bauer that Christ knew that his followers would, in fact, disobey Him and spread the Word. Bauer went even so far as to claim that all of the Pauline epistles were forgeries, and that only the Paul of Act's was legitimate, because only Acts lacked the clear philosophical influence of Greco-Roman ideas of Stoicism.

Bauer's arguments are built on a foundation of sand--his mistaken belief that Christianity was based on "Jewish" philosophy. In his mind he created a false chimera that there was a unbridgeabe gulf between "jewish" Christianity and the philosophies of the Greek and Roman societies. In the end, Bauer's "rational" approach to Christianity did nothing but encourage the likes of Karl Marx--and one of Bauer's proteges, Friedrich Nietzsche.
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Re: Bruno Bauer's Messianic Secret

Postby brucebohn » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:59 am

Thank you for your contributions Ezra, you have become a real asset
to our mission here at Christogenea.. Yah bless.....
"Do you not know that with those running in a race,while all run,
but one takes the prize? In that manner you run, in order that you shall obtain."
1Cor. 9:24
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Re: Bruno Bauer's Messianic Secret

Postby Staropramen » Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:21 pm

brucebohn wrote:Thank you for your contributions Ezra, you have become a real asset
to our mission here at Christogenea.. Yah bless.....


+1 :beer:
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Re: Bruno Bauer's Messianic Secret

Postby EzraLB » Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:42 pm

Bruce & Staro
Humble thanks...you make me blush like an Adamite. :oops:
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