publication . Article . 2000

The institutionalization of Jesus' charismatic authority: "Son of Man" as case study1

Yolanda Dreyer;
Open Access Afrikaans
  • Published: 01 Dec 2000 Journal: HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (issn: 0259-9422, eissn: 2072-8050, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AOSIS
This article argues that Jesus used the expression "son of man" not in a titular way, but genetically, meaning "humankind". This use of "son of man" developed into a titular usage in which Jesus is identified with "Son of Man". The study shows that Jesus' use of the expression "son of man" should be understood in the context of the "little tradition" which was reinterpreted in terms of the "great tradition" in a titular way. It is argued that this transition from "litle tradition" to "great tradition"can be seen as "false attribution". After Jesus' death when his followers reorganized themselves into a cultic community, they gave Jesus the position "founder of t...
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