Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite
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Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite

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In Scripting Jesus, famed scholar of early Christianity L. Michael White challenges us to read the gospels as they were originally intended—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 li...more
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Published May 4th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 2010)
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Michael Brady
Fiction is Not the Same as Falsehood*

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
Randy Reed
I read this book because I was thinking of using it in my Jesus class. However, its not really about the historical Jesus, it is more about the development of the Jesus tradition through the gospels. It was however a really interesting book and I got a lot out of it that I will integrate into my Intro to N.T. class. It might even work as a text book for intro to NT though pretty much it stops with Acts.
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L. Michael White is Ronald Nelson Smith Chair in Classics and Christian Origins and is the director of the Institute for the Study of Antiquity and Christian Origins at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of From Jesus to Christianity and was featured in two award-winning PBS Frontline documentaries, "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians" and "Apocalypse!," for which he also...more
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