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Lord or Legend?: Wrestling with the Jesus Dilemma

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Puts skeptics' claims to the test against multiple scholarly disciplines - including history, ethnography, anthropology, and folklore - to uncover truths about the historical Jesus.
Paperback, 183 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Baker Books
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Stephen Bedard
Jan 08, 2014 Stephen Bedard rated it it was amazing
This is a very good book, especially for those confronted with the Jesus myth theory. The authors demonstrate that the Gospels do hold up very well historically. They lay out a methodology for responding to those who suggest that the Gospels were based on pagan myths.
Mar 06, 2013 sam rated it did not like it
Shelves: history, religion
An absolutely horrible book if you are interested in historical objectivity. In the introduction, the authors note:

"...when most people read similar stories--stories that include reports of the supernatural--about other religious figures (Krishna, Buddha, etc.), they generally assume the story is largely, if not entirely, a fictitious legend... why should anyone think things are different with the story of Jesus?"

Sounds great, yes? The Christian authors are going to look at Jesus with the same s
Aug 07, 2010 Joshua rated it it was amazing
Boyd and Eddy did a superb job foraging in the ivory towers of academia and making the very lofty subject of the historical Jesus a much easier (and shorter!) beast to tackle. This book is a great start for people interested in the topic, as it takes many of the popular arguments for and against the historical reliability of Christ, and discusses them in brief, laconic and understandable ways. Boyd and Eddy get to the point as there is no fluff and needless simile; just very straightforward expl ...more
Nando & Javas
Anda pernah mendengar tentang trilemma dari C. S. Lewis (Yesus adalah penipu, orang gila, atau Allah yang menjadi manusia)? Menurut Boyd dan Eddy, trilemma tersebut hanya dapat dianggap valid jika seseorang mempresuposisikan kehandalan teks-teks PB dan korenspondensinya dengan Yesus yang Historis. Itulah sebabnya, di dalam buku ini Boyd dan Eddy memberikan penjelasan mengenai 10 kriteria untuk menilai apakah teks-teks PB dapat dianggap handal atau tidak. Selain itu, Boyd dan Eddy juga menyeledik ...more
Justin Wiggins
Dec 22, 2014 Justin Wiggins rated it it was amazing
An epic theological and historical work that has inspired me to write a piece that has been forming in my mind for quite some time.
Sep 26, 2015 Liz rated it really liked it
Really interesting to look at the gospels as historical documents and consider how they stack up as such. Many people believe that even if Jesus did exist, the gospels have changed what he said and did. This is an interesting look at whether the Jesus we read about in the gospels is more likely to be rooted in history or not. Short and concise, it's well worth a read.
Paul J
Jul 07, 2013 Paul J rated it it was amazing
Great book for those of us in the "Apologists" camp!
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Worth reading.
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Gregory A. Boyd is the founder and senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minn., and founder and president of ReKnew. He was a professor of theology at Bethel College (St. Paul, Minn.) for sixteen years where he continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor.

Greg is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (BA), Yale Divinity School (M.Div), and Princeton Theological Seminary (PhD). Gre
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