Gospel fictions

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Prometheus Books, 1988 - Religion - 154 pages
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Looking at theology as literature, Helms analyzes the most familiar and powerful stories about Jesus. He reveals that the gospels are works of narrative art, contrived and creative interpretations; the supreme fictions of our culture.

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User Review  - DubiousDisciple - LibraryThing

Helms begins his book by claiming that he writes as a literary critic of the four Gospels, not as a debunker … then he proceeds with a thorough debunking. This is a good mix of original ideas and ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

The author explores the writing of the gospels, and the evidence that supports the idea that the writers were not eyewitnesses to the events they describe. As always, the author writes well, and it is easy to read and follow his arguments. Read full review

Contents

IV
61
Miracles II
83
VI
101
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About the author (1988)

Helms, a professor at Arizona State University in Tempe, teaches courses in Bible as Literature, World Literature, and 19th Century Romantic Literature.

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