Dethroning Jesus: Exposing Popular Culture's Quest to Unseat the Biblical Christ (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Nov 6, 2007 - Religion - 256 pages
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New York Times best-selling author Darrell Bock teams with Daniel Wallace to help lay readers separate fact from fiction and help from hype in the recent best-selling Jesus books and television specials.

There is a quest going on. It's the quest to reduce Jesus to a mythic legend or to nothing more than a mere man. Scholars such as Elaine Pagels and James Tabor are using such recent discoveries as the Gospel of Judas and the Gospel of Thomas to argue that the Christ of Christianity is a contrived figure and that a different Christ-one human and not divine-is the "true" Christ.

In his trademark easy-to-understand style Darrell Bock takes on these attempts to redefine Jesus in a convincing, winsome way that will help readers understand that the orthodox understanding of Christ and his divinity is as trustworthy and sure as it ever was. Joining Bock for the first time is fellow scholar Daniel Wallace.

  

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Review: Dethroning Jesus: Exposing Popular Culture's Quest to Unseat the Biblical Christ

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

A well-written (if dense) examination of the scholarly divide between orthodox Christianity and what the authors call "Jesusanity". While it's designed for a lay audience, it can be pretty intense reading at times. Read full review

Review: Dethroning Jesus: Exposing Popular Culture's Quest to Unseat the Biblical Christ

User Review  - Douglas - Goodreads

This book is not for the faint of heart. Please understand, it is an excellent treatment of the subject of Jesusanity (the idea that Jesus was a good man Whose message - one of living a good life and ... Read full review

Contents

A Tale of Two Jesus Stories Christianity Versus Jesusanity
1
CLAIM ONE
35
CLAIM TWO
77
CLAIM THREE
105
CLAIM FOUR
131
CLAIM FIVE
173
CLAIM SIX
193
A Look at Some Popular Claims About Jesus
215
Selected Bibliography
229
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About the author (2007)

Darrell L. Bock (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is research professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Known for his work in Luke-Acts, Dr. Bock is a Humboldt Scholar (Tubingen University in Germany), an editor-at-large for Christianity Today, and a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society (2000-2001). A New York Times bestselling author, Bock has written over thirty books, including Luke in the NIV Application Commentary series.

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