A Skeleton in God's Closet: A Novel

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T. Nelson Publishers, 1994 - Fiction - 336 pages
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When an ancient skeleton is discovered in Israel, will it shed new light on the life of Jesus or plunge the world into chaos?

Dr. Jonathan Weber, Harvard professor and biblical scholar, is looking forward to his sabbatical year on an archaeological dig in Israel. But a spectacular find that seems to be an archaeologist's dream-come-true becomes a nightmare that many fear will be the death rattle of Christianity.

Carefully researched and compellingly written, A Skeleton in God's Closet explores the tension between faith and doubt when science and religion collide. In the end, it's a thought provoking page turner driven by one man's determination to find the truth--no matter what the cost.

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User Review  - carolian35 - LibraryThing

I know that Maier has a large following but I am giving up on this book. The plot is interesting and I like the archeological details but I am having problems with the writing style and the characters . Read full review

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User Review  - indygo88 - LibraryThing

I remember really wanting to read this when I first read a review about it. I bought a used copy and then It sat on my shelf for a long time. I recently obtained an audio (abridged) copy, so figured ... Read full review


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Dr. Paul L. Maier is the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. He is also a historical novelist and serves as Second Vice President of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.

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