Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth

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Harper Collins, Mar 20, 2012 - Religion - 368 pages
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In Did Jesus Exist? historian and Bible expert Bart Ehrman confronts the question, "Did Jesus exist at all?" Ehrman vigorously defends the historical Jesus, identifies the most historically reliable sources for best understanding Jesus’ mission and message, and offers a compelling portrait of the person at the heart of the Christian tradition.

Known as a master explainer with deep knowledge of the field, Bart Ehrman methodically demolishes both the scholarly and popular “mythicist” arguments against the existence of Jesus. Marshaling evidence from within the Bible and the wider historical record of the ancient world, Ehrman tackles the key issues that surround the mythologies associated with Jesus and the early Christian movement.

In Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth, Ehrman establishes the criterion for any genuine historical investigation and provides a robust defense of the methods required to discover the Jesus of history.

 

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User Review  - nbmars - LibraryThing

I have never encountered anyone who can better make an analysis of the bible into a page turner than Bart Ehrman, Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina ... Read full review

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I'm split on this one. Although I'm not convinced that a Palestinian first century rabbi named Jesus did exist and riled up the religious establishment; later to be crucified, the author has a valid ... Read full review

Contents

An Introduction to the Mythical View of Jesus
Two Key Data for the Historicity of Jesus
Who Was the Historical Jesus?
Books by Bart D Ehrman
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Bart D. Ehrman is one of the most renowned and controversial Bible scholars in the world today. He is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestsellers How Jesus Became God; Misquoting Jesus; God’s Problem; Jesus, Interrupted; and Forged. He has appeared on Dateline NBC, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, History, and top NPR programs, as well as been featured in TIME, the New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and other publications. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. Visit the author online at www.bartdehrman.com.

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