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The Gospel of Jesus: According to the Jesus Seminar

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A new gospel composed from only those texts that the Jesus Seminar found likely to be historically authentic.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Polebridge Press
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David Harris
Mar 22, 2013 David Harris rated it it was amazing
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* a short but useful synopsis of the work of the Jesus Seminar, October 12, 2004 *

This review is from: The Gospel of Jesus: According to the Jesus Seminar (Paperback)
If you have time for only one book by the Jesus Seminar, this is the book you should consider as it contains a short but useful synopsis of much of their work.


1- The book reads like a New Testament gospel, so you can read it straight through if you just want th
WT Sharpe
Aug 02, 2014 WT Sharpe rated it liked it
Not nearly as impressive as the Seminar's work, The Five Gospels, but worthy nonetheless.
Jarkko Laine
Nov 26, 2011 Jarkko Laine rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Christians looking for Jesus behind the texts
This is a hard book to rate. A bit like rating the Bible. Is it good or bad? I don't know.

But what I liked a lot about this book was that it takes the careful work of the Jesus Seminar and distills it into one, complete and eye-opening gospel, full of foot notes and explanations on why a particular saying or event was included in the book. I will definitely check out more of the Jesus Seminar's work soon -- it seems I am not done with reading about Jesus just yet ;)
J.B. B.
Oct 22, 2009 J.B. B. rated it it was amazing
MUST READ. if you think you know more than 200 biblical scholars and other critical thinkers that have no doubt way more books about original jewish languages than you have, then something is wrong with you...
Jan 31, 2015 Dominic rated it it was ok
A 45 minute read. This book was short on insight, and their other book "The Five Gospels" seems more comprehensive and a better read. I am left somewhat disappointed.
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Robert Walter Funk (July 18, 1926 – September 3, 2005), was an American biblical scholar, founder of the controversial Jesus Seminar and the non-profit Westar Institute in Santa Rosa, California. Funk, an academic, sought to promote research and education on what he called biblical literacy. His approach to hermeneutics was historical-critical, with a strongly sceptical view of orthodox Christian ...more
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