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The Search: A Historian's Search for Historical Jesus
by Ron Charles
The Search is neither predominately scholarly, historical, nor inspirational. Rather, it is a book that seeks to understand why Jesus said what he said and did what he did in light of the fact that he was not only a loyal Galilean Jew but he was also a loyal Roman subject, who was probably educated in Greco-Roman influenced schools, who probably worked under the authority ...more
Paperback, 614 pages
Published August 8th 2007 by 1st Books Library
(first published January 1st 2003)
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Without doubt, this book is the singularly most difficult one to rate that I have ever come across. Which is why I've left the 'star rating' blank. It may be a work of genius; it may be a compilation of fables with occasional gold-level snippets thrown into the mixture. I have made considerable efforts to check the veracity of several accounts and have come up mostly blank. But that doesn't mean I will stop trying. It's actually worth the effort to discover whether the extraordinary statements ...more