Best Historical Jesus Books

The best books that examine the historical evidence for Jesus.
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message 1: by Tim (new)

Tim O'Neill Why is a list of "Best Historical Jesus Books" dominated by books by amateurs and hobbyists, largely self-published, which claim there was no historical Jesus? This list is ridiculous.


message 2: by Lee (new)

Lee I agree with you, Tim. It seems those who don't believe or who don't want to believe in Jesus Christ have a bit of an ax to grind. The list looks very slanted.


message 3: by Tyler (new)

Tyler Agreed 100%. This list is missing must read's by the best scholars in the world. I added some, but the top of this list is absurd.


message 4: by Lee (new)

Lee Thanks, Tyler. I am going to have a look at some of your suggestinos.


message 5: by Michael (new)

Michael Tim wrote: "Why is a list of "Best Historical Jesus Books" dominated by books by amateurs and hobbyists, largely self-published, which claim there was no historical Jesus? This list is ridiculous."
This list should be dominated by books that show Jesus never existed. Don't be afraid of the truth.


message 6: by Tim (last edited Apr 17, 2021 10:40PM) (new)

Tim O'Neill Don't be afraid of the truth.

"Afraid"? That's pretty funny. And "the truth"? That's even funnier.


message 7: by Michael (new)

Michael "Afraid" is a fair call as many victims of Christianity are terrified of questioning their delusions for fear of losing them.
"the truth" yes that will be funny for a victim of Christianity as their version of truth has little to do with evidence and more to do with a fantasy escape from mortal reality.
I have never met a Christian who honestly questioned their faith, and remained a Christian. I doubt there is one.
There is a very good reason why Christianity is a faith and not a fact.


message 8: by Tim (new)

Tim O'Neill I'm an atheist. Your move, genius.


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