Jesus Christ Superstar

Front Cover, Mar 28, 2011 - Bibles - 199 pages
Though the Rock Opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" has become a religious and musical phenomenon, beloved around the world among Christians and non-believers alike, no one has ever delved into the lyrics with the practiced eye of a professional biblical critic until now. Robert M. Price here shows in surprising detail the astonishing insight and creativity of Tim Rice's sifting and rewriting of the gospels, producing in effect a fifth, genuine gospel! The result is a complete line-by-line commentary on this Superstar Gospel.

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The Eye of Faith Begins to Blink
High Priests and High Intrigue
A Jolly Good Fellow
Righteous Riot
Judas Priest
Christ in Custody
After the Deadline
King of Pain
Questions of the Hanged
The Notes

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Robert M. Price, born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1954, was deeply involved in fundamentalist Christianity for some dozen years. During that time he was involved with youth ministry at Brookdale Baptist Church in Bloomfield, NJ. In college he became president of the local Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship chapter and went on to earn a Master's Degree in New Testament from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1978), then a Ph.D. degree in Systematic Theology from Drew University (1981), followed by a Ph.D. in New Testament from Drew a dozen years later. While pastoring First Baptist Church of Montclair, NJ, he embraced religious humanism and soon began working for the Council for Secular Humanism. His numerous books include Beyond Born Again, The Paperback Apocalypse, The Pre-Nicene NT, and Secret Scrolls.

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