The Jesus Inquest: The Case For and Against the Resurrection of the Christ

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Harper Collins, Jan 10, 2011 - Religion - 384 pages
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Charles Foster thought he knew the familiar story of the resurrection of Jesus. He thought Christianity rested on sound historical foundations.

But could he be wrong? Could Christianity be built on a terrible mistake or downright lie?

As nagging doubts began to surface, Foster turned to countless Christian books to find comfort and proof. But all he found were more questions. What began as a personal quest for reassurance quickly turned into an in-depth examination of the most astounding historical claim of all time. He crawled through Jerusalem tombs, dusty libraries, and the recesses of his own mind in search of an answer. He turned the war in his head—the war between faith and doubt—into this heated, no-holds-barred debate, which presents the case both for and against the resurrection of Jesus.

The Jesus Inquest takes you through medical evidence, Jewish burial practices, archaeological hypotheses, maps, ancient artifacts, the canonical and non-canonical gospels, biblical criticism, and much more, providing an unbiased examination of the facts of the case. A practicing trial attorney and University of Oxford academic, Charles Foster vigorously argues both sides of the issue, presenting information in compelling courtroom style and leaving no hard question unaddressed.

The Jesus Inquest gives readers the tools necessary to debate the most remarkable and controversial event of world history—a debate so crucial and fascinating it cannot be ignored.

 

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User Review  - deusvitae - LibraryThing

But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither hath Christ been raised: and if Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, your faith also is vain (1 Corinthians 15:13-14 ... Read full review

A good book for debaters

User Review  - glesterw - Christianbook.com

Charles Foster book The Jesus Inquest is for those who have doubt and are seeking more answers. Charles went on his own mission to find the evidence and places of events to give his own readers the ... Read full review

Contents

Does All This Matter?
1
The Sources
4
The Death
24
The Burial
80
The Empty Tomb
141
The Postresurrection Appearances
185
Did the Early Church Believe in the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus?
233
Where Did the Christians Get Their Idea of Resurrection?
262
The Cause of Death
287
The Turin Shroud
297
The Jesus Family Tomb Statistics
307
The Gospel of Peter
314
Notes
319
Select Bibliography
353
Index
364
Copyright

Epilogue
281

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