(Solution) Reli 448N Week 6 Discussion: The Role and Identity of the Messiah

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 9
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source 

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, respond to one of the following options:

  1. What was the Jewish conception of the Messiah and how does the Christian understanding of the Messiah differ? What were the Jewish people expecting from their Messiah? How did Jesus’ teachings challenge these views?
  2. What are some of the issues facing Christianity in 21st century America? How is American Christianity responding to these challenges (adapting/resisting)?


According to Molloy (2013), there exists a wide range of challenges facing Christianity in the 21st century.  Nevertheless, one of the main issues is the growth and development of science. As such, it has resulted in many people questioning the validity of many of the teachings as well as beliefs within the Christian Bible. Such beliefs include the belief that Jesus was born to a virgin mother. In this case, science has proven that in ideal circumstances, this is not possible. In Christianity, it is widely believed that Gog created Heaven and Earth in six days. However, the scientific theory of evolution disputes this very belief. The theory of evolution, a prominent example of scientific criticism, emerged in the 19th century it explained the…..Please click the Paypal icon below to purchase full solution for only $5