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Who was Responsible for the Death of Jesus
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the week of Christ's passion
the most important moment in the               
the defining moment was Jesus'            on the cross
who was responsible for the death of Jesus
the answer the Catholic                    provides is denying that the Jews as a collective were responsible for this death
"We cannot lay responsibility for the trial on the          in Jerusalem as a whole, despite the outcry of a manipulated crowd and the global reproaches contained in the apostles' calls to conversion after Pentecost. Jesus himself, in forgiving them on the cross, and Peter in following suit, both accept the ignorance of the Jews of Jerusalem and even of their leaders."
             Vatican council
"Neither all Jews indiscriminately at that time, nor Jews today, can be charged with the crimes committed during his Passion. The Jews should not be spoken of as rejected or accursed as if this followed from holy                   ."
if the Jews are not to blame for the death of Jesus, then who is, the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
"In her Magisterial teaching of the faith and in the witness of her saints, the Church has never forgotten that                were the authors and the ministers of all the sufferings that the divine Redeemer endured. Taking into account the fact that our sins affect Christ himself, the Church does not hesitate to impute to Christians the gravest responsibility for the torments inflicted upon Jesus, a responsibility with which they have all too often burdened the Jews alone."
Catechism of the Council of Trent (        )
aided priests to preach the Gospel
prompted by the Protestant                       
was the embodiment of the Counter-Reformation
"We must regard as guilty all those who continue to relapse into their         . Since our sins made the Lord Christ suffer the torment of the cross, those who plunge themselves into disorder and crimes, crucify the Son of God anew in their hearts (for he is in them) and hold him up to contempt. And it can be seen that our crime in this case is greater in us than in the Jews. As for them, according to the witness of Paul the Apostle, 'None of the rules of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory'. We, however, profess to know him. And when we deny him by our deeds, we in some way seem to lay violent hands on him."
it isn't the sins of the Jews in the first century that led to Christs' death, it is        sins, the sins of the Church
when we read the Gospels, we shouldn't focus on the role of           , the Synhedrion , or Pontius Pilate
the trial before the chief priest and scribes
Mark 14:53
"And they led Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief                and the elders and the scribes were assembled."
Mark 14:55
"Now the chief priests and the whole council cought testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found         ."
interrupting these accounts is an                      piece of information
Mark 15:54
"And Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest, and he was sitting with the             , and warming himself at the fire."
this curious mode of telling a story is not                  in Mark's Gospel
scholars refer to it as a sandwich construction
we have two events
the trial of Jesus
the denial of Peter
one story has been inserted into the              of another one
it indicates that these two stories took place at the same time
it asks us as readers to ponder what is the relationship between these two               
Peter does not condemn Jesus as part of the formal trial
yet he persistently denies any                        with Jesus
he does this            separate times
in his last denial, he swears an oath
Jesus had warned all the disciples that they would abandon him in his hour of         
Mark 14:26-28
"And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. And Jesus said to them, You will all          away, for it is written, I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered. But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.
the rest of the disciples remain silent, but            rebukes Jesus
Mark 14:29
"Even though they all fall away, I will not."
Jesus realized this sentence as the ill-advised                it was
Mark 14:30-31
"Truly, I say to you, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you will          me three times. But Peter said vehemently, If I must die with you, I will not deny you. And they all said the same."
in Jewish law, someone who violates a law after being explicitly warns is far more              than someone who acts on their own
the Gospel writing makes it clear that the culpability of the Jewish leaders was negligible, since they did not know who it was they were putting to death
Peter declares later in         
Acts 3:17
"And now, brethren, I know that you acted in                   , as did also your rulers."
but the disciples are supposed represent the                Church
their actions represent our actions
the image from the Joseph story returns
just as the other brothers lower Joseph into a pit and sold him into Egypt, only to be later saved from              by him
so the disciples reject Jesus in his hour of need only to be forgiven by him after the resurrection
both              and Jesus are rejected by those closest to him
paradoxically the very act of rejection in both of these stories, becomes the means for those who reject of their eventual                   
Eponymous Ancestors in the Bible
The Story of Jacob and his Sons
The Biblical Motif of First Born Son
The Shepherd Motif
Joseph's Dreams
The Problematic of Chosenness: Samuel and Joseph
Joseph in the Pit: Descent and Ascent
The Three Descents and Ascents of Joseph
Change in the Non-Elect
Joseph's Prison Dreams
The Symbolic of Joseph's Dreams as Service Not Power
Judah Pleads to Joseph for Benjamin
Judah as Most Important Son of Jacob
The Concept of Salvator Mundi
Transition from Israel to Jesus
Elijah and the Restoration of Israel
Preparing for the Restoration
Historical Jesus and the Importance of Criteria
The Historical Jesus and the Criteria of Coherence
Jesus: Who Do You Say I Am?
Chosenness and Responsibility to Love and Service
Discipleship as Service to Others
The Travel Narrative: Humanity's Blindness
Who was Responsible for the Death of Jesus
Rembrandt's Depictions of the Trial of Jesus