The Real Jesus: Then and Now
In Searching for the Real Jesus, Geza Vermes, best known for his work on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jesus of history, offers lucid and engaging presentations of his lifelong research, along with comments on a variety of contemporary religious themes, such as The Da Vinci Code, Mel Gibson's infamous film The Passion of the Christ, Benedict XVI's book Jesus of Nazareth and the Gospel of Judas. Informed by the work of a world-class scholar, the short articles in this book open to the general reader the findings of some of the major discoveries of the twentieth century, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, especially as they shed light on contemporary religious and biblical questions.
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Jesus the Jew
The Changing Faces of Jesus in the New Testament and since
Jesus God in Spite of Himself
When You Strip Away All the Pious Fiction What Is Left of the Real Jesus?
Jesus Was a Great Man
Benedict XVI and Jesus of Nazareth A Review
The Truth about the Historical Jesus
Part Three The Dead Sea Scrolls
Secret of the Scrolls
Exploring the Scrolls
The Qumran Community and the Essenes
Midrash in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament
Part Four Miscellanea
The Notion of the Covenant in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Was Jesus Really Human?
A Television Documentary on Christ and the British Press
Part Two Christmas Passion Easter
The Nativity Narratives Seen by a Historian
Matthews Nativity Is Charming and Frightening But Its a Jewish Myth
Caiaphas Was Innocent?
Iscariot and the Dark Path to the Field of Blood
Christian Origins in a Nutshell
The Great Da Vinci Code Distraction
Whats Sex Got to Do with It?
The Evolution of Religious Ideas
Lets Hope Vatican Politics Do Not Hinder the Holy Spirit
Moving on from Reproach to Rapprochement
Acknowedgement of Sources
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