Vol 3, No 1, 2004

Was Jesus Primarily a Religious Phrophet or a Social Activist?

Kevin Liew

Abstract

A response will be given with reference to Jesus' religious experience and his political activity. Prophet-teacher, or social reformer, or both? While it is preposterous to discount Jesus as neither, he is seen as being either one or another, or even both. Before delving into understanding Jesus’ religious experience and political activity, it is vital to take a step back in time and see the world through the eyes of a first century Jew living under repressive Roman Occupation.