I have been going around academia for years, and some cool ideas I have been confronted with are about Jesus and the Greeks. One point to make before talking about anything here, is that Israel and Greece were protectorates of Rome during Jesus's time. Thus, it is not so farfetched to say, considering there was a parallel at all, that they had relatively similar ideologies, atleast in relation to conformity to Rome. There most likely was some cultural meshing, too.
I just want to bring this up, because, if Jesus was a well known figure in Israel, how farfetched is it to say that he existed, and was a teacher of good moral character? He was like a spiritual philosopher. Modern philosophy textbooks grant philosopher status to Abraham. Why not Jesus Christ?
I don't want to push it too far, but sometimes I must make my points clear, and what I am saying is, say that we all understand that we grow from childlike, black and white thinkers to abstract adults, sociologically. Who's to say what is what, as modern humanity is forming, about the abstract world we are growing into?
Saying there is a god, and I am not a theist in any traditional sense, I am agnostic, this is like saying that a baby came from a parent. It is a simple idea. It is quite logical, indeed. Things are born from other things, and spiritual life, as real as we all claim it to be, is something that was easy for them to say. They universalized a simple astrobiological fact.
Anyway, Jesus was one of the first big figures to be a proponent of women's rights. He was giving. He was a good role model, etc. He practiced basic legal ideas, such as an eye for an eye, which was an innovation in legal codes during those times. Sure, those codes required a Divine Right of Kings type of order, but it was still order. Plus, this sort of order would probably be more accepted by someone who went to UP or Harvard for the simple fact that simple logic in relation to basic human ideas are just more realistic. Here, I sway, surely, because I like people like Hegel, Jung, etc, but I am definitely still more confused here then I am with Greek ideas.
Therefore, was Jesus an Aristotle in his own right? I mean, Jesus has his own domain, and is very huge in the world, however, there very well may be some parallels in relation to the strengths of these different cultural philosophies and logic.