The Wrong Jesus: Fact, Belief, Legend, Truth . . . Making Sense of What You've Heard

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Tyndale House, Mar 14, 2014 - Religion - 288 pages
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In a world where atheism is a growing movement, especially in the university setting, it’s typical for students today to face doubts about the Christian faith. In fact, many have wondered at one time or another if the Bible stories about Jesus could possibly be true. Is there any way to back up what we’ve heard with real evidence? Can false information be discredited with historical proof?

Now students can join Greg Monette as he explores the fascinating basis for belief in the biblical Jesus. Readers can trek through the ancient historical sources, biblical archaeology, and recent discoveries to uncover the facts about what Jesus really said and did—His birth, His miracles, His claims, and His resurrection.

Written for believers, skeptics, and the non-expert, this book will help readers discover where history and faith collide— and it just might change everything.
 

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Contents

Illustrations
8
Tables
9
Foreword
11
Jesus and the Time Machine
13
Why Does History Matter?
19
Did Jesus Really Exist?
27
What Are Our Main Sources for Knowing About Jesus?
37
Is the New Testament Based On Eyewitness Testimony?
47
Is the Birth of Jesus Just a Legend?
105
Did Jesus Actually Perform Miracles?
127
Was Jesus a Feminist?
145
Did Jesus Think He Was God?
159
Did Jesus Come Back from the Dead?
169
Final Thoughts
197
Notes
199
Acknowledgments
227

Has the Text of the New Testament Changed Over Time?
65
How Does Archaeology Help Us Understand Jesus World?
85
About the Author
229
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About the author (2014)

Greg Monette is a theologian and student minister with The Navigators of Canada at the University of Nova Scotia. He holds an MDiv and MA in New Testament. He is currently a PhD student at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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