The Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition (Google eBook)
Even mature Christians have trouble defending the person and divinity of Christ. The Jesus Legend builds a convincing interdisciplinary case for the unique and plausible position of Jesus in human history. He was real and his presence on the planet has been well-documented.
The authors of the New Testament didn't plant evidence, though each writer did tell the truth from a unique perspective. This book carefully investigates the Gospel portraits of Jesus--particularly the Synoptic Gospels--assessing what is reliable history and fictional legend. The authors contend that a cumulative case for the general reliability of the Synoptic Gospels can be made and boldly challenge those who question the veracity of the Jesus found there.
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For every serious reader of gospel reliability!User Review - Danjoe - Christianbook.com
Great book! It is certainly one of the best of it's kind and anyone seriously interested in the topic should read it. It is fast becoming a very important work. It discusses methodological issues ... Read full review
Review: The Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus TraditionUser Review - Daniel Goldberg - Goodreads
A bit heady, but good. Quite thorough. Read full review
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