Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus

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Michael J. Wilkins, James Porter Moreland
Zondervan, 1996 - Religion - 254 pages
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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 called the Jesus Seminar. Their conclusions have been widely publicized in magazines such as Time and Newsweek. Jesus Under Fire challenges the methodology and findings of the Jesus Seminar, which generally clash with the biblical records. It examines the authenticity of the words, actions, miracles, and resurrection of Jesus, and presents compelling evidence for the traditional biblical teachings. Combining accessibility with scholarly depth, Jesus Under Fire helps readers judge for themselves whether the Jesus of the Bible is the Jesus of history, and whether the gospels' claim is valid that he is the only way to God.
  

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User Review  - Philip Tutt - Christianbook.com

This book is a collection of short essays purporting to show the weaknesses in the methodology and conclusions of the "Jesus Seminar", a group of "radical" New Testament scholars who challenge the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeffrey Backlin - Goodreads

A brief overview of historical questions about Jesus studies. Helpful but brief. Read full review

Contents

THE FUROR SURROUNDING JESUS
1
WHERE DO WE START STUDYING JESUS?
17
WHO IS JESUS? AN INTRODUCTION TO JESUS STUDIES
51
THE WORDS OF JESUS IN THE GOSPELS LIVE JIVE OR MEMOREX?
73
WHAT DID JESUS DO?
101
DID JESUS PERFORM MIRACLES?
117
DID JESUS RISE FROM THE DEAD?
141
IS JESUS THE ONLY WAY?
177
JESUS OUTSIDE THE NEW TESTAMENT WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE?
207
WHAT DOES ALL OF THIS MEAN?
231
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Michael J. Wilkins (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament language and literature at Talbot School of Theology.

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