Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite
In Scripting Jesus, famed scholar of early Christianity L. Michael White challenges us to read the gospels as they were originally intendedâ€”as performed stories of faith rather than factual histories. White demonstrates that each of the four gospel writers had a specific audience in mind and a specific theological agenda to push, and consequently wrote and rewrote their...more
Were the gospels "performed stories of faith rather than factual histories?"
Makes sense to me, especially after reading Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite, by L. Michael White.
White also wrote From Jesus to Christianity: How Four Generations of Visionaries & Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith - which is now on my too read list, and a PBS Frontline documentary on the topic of early Christianity.
White's detailed examination of t ...more
However, he has a blind spot a mile wide when it comes to his mythology of choice. He is a Christian and as such cannot take the logical step from explaining how other mythological figu ...more