The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus

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Lion, 1999 - 382 pages
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Jesus the historical figure has intrigued some of the most interesting figures of modernity; such as Newton and Norman Mailer. In this revealing history and critique, the author enters the complex mental worlds of these researchers to show how our understanding of Jesus has influenced our culture

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THE HUMAN CHRIST: The Misguided Search for the Historical Jesus

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An ambitious but unsatisfying intellectual history of the quest for the historical Jesus by a contributing editor to Lingua Franca. Despite the subtitle, Allen's point is actually that this quest ... Read full review

The human Christ: the search for the historical Jesus

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The Jesus Seminar, which makes headlines whenever it meets to discuss what Jesus really said and did, is nothing new. The search for the "real" Jesus has been going on for centuries. Writing with the ... Read full review

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Charlotte Allen was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1928. She is a journalist, freelance writer, and editor. In 1965, she graduated from Stanford University with honors in classics and English. Two years later she earned a M.A. from Harvard University. In 1974, she received a law degree from the University of Southern California and was admitted to the State Bar of California. Allen is a contributing editor of Lingua Franca. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Commentary, The New Republic, and The American Spectator. She is the author of The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus.

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