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Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus

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Who is Jesus? What did he do? What did he say? -Are the traditional answer to these questions still to be trusted? - Did the early church and tradition "Christianize" Jesus? - Was Christianity built on clever conceptions of the church, or on the character and actions of an actual person? These and similar questions have come under scrutiny by a forum of biblical scholars c ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published July 5th 1996 by Zondervan (first published February 1995)
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Jun 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A great, great, great book on the questions raised by the Jesus Seminar and others on whether the traditional view of Jesus coincides with the historical evidence. The chapters cover the common questions and are answered by known scholars in the field. The style is easy to read for the layman, yet comprehensive enough (by its pages of footnotes) for someone who wishes to search further.
Dec 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Faith shall not be proven in argument. Well...this book puts that idea to rest!
Jenna Leigh
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Very good book. Well thought out and systematic. Each chapter is written by a different expert, and it covers many topics, including the flaws in the Jesus Seminar's claims and methods, and their attempt to mesh Gnosticism and true Christianity into a pseudo Christianity that there is no evidence for having existed. 5 out of 5 stars!
Tyler Hurst
Dec 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Though the primary content of the book (that which directly addresses the Jesus Seminar) is now out of date, the arguments and comments the authors make still have some relevance in that many use similar arguments against Christianity as the old Jesus Seminar guys.
Sep 08, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: theology
book I read in "life of Jesus" class in college.
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Shelves: apologetics, history
A brief overview of historical questions about Jesus studies. Helpful but brief.
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After reading a few books by Jesus Seminar authors, it was refreshing to find a challenge to their material.
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