Can We Trust the Gospels?: Investigating the Reliability of Matthew Mark Luke and John

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Attacks on the historical reliability of the Gospels?especially their portrayal of Jesus Christ?are nothing new. But are these attacks legitimate? Is there reason to doubt the accuracy of the Gospels? By examining and refuting some of the most common criticisms of the Gospels, author Mark D. Roberts explains why we can indeed trust the Gospels, nearly two millennia after they were written.

Lay readers and scholars alike will benefit from this accessible book, and will walk away ...

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Overview

Attacks on the historical reliability of the Gospels—especially their portrayal of Jesus Christ—are nothing new. But are these attacks legitimate? Is there reason to doubt the accuracy of the Gospels? By examining and refuting some of the most common criticisms of the Gospels, author Mark D. Roberts explains why we can indeed trust the Gospels, nearly two millennia after they were written.

Lay readers and scholars alike will benefit from this accessible book, and will walk away confident in the reliability of the Gospels.

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"Can We Trust the Gospels? is quite simply the best effort I have ever read by a serious scholar to communicate what scholars know about the Gospels and why that should indeed encourage us to trust them and thus to trust Jesus Christ."
Hugh Hewitt, nationally syndicated radio talk show host; Professor of Law, Chapman University

"There is a crisis of confidence about the Gospels, fueled by sensational claims about supposedly new Gnostic Gospels with a 'revised standard' view of Jesus. As Mark Roberts makes clear, the earliest and best evidence we have for the real Jesus is the canonical Gospels, not the much later Gnostic ones."
Ben Witherington III, Professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary, author of What Have They Done with Jesus?

"This book not only makes a compelling case for trusting the Gospels, it illuminates the creative ways in which God worked to bring us His Word. Roberts's brilliant little book deserves to be widely read by both skeptics and believers."
Joe Carter, Blogger (www.evangelicaloutpost.com) and Director of Communications for the Family Research Council

"What F. F. Bruce did for my generation of students, Mark Roberts has done for the current generation. Any student who asks me if our Gospels are reliable will be given this book, and then I'll buy another copy for the next student!"
Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, North Park University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581348668
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 6/8/2007
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 380,061
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark D. Roberts is senior pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard University and teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary. Mark has published dozens of articles and several books and blogs daily at www.markdroberts.com. He and his wife, Linda, have two children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2007

    Can We Trust the Gospels? I think so.

    This book actually took me by surprise. Mark D. Roberts gives a very clear and reasonable case for the authenticity of the gospels. It is accessible 'you won't find overly-academic or convoluted arguments' yet it is still provocative and academically informed. Personally, as a Christian, it helped me see the beauty and dependability of the gospels. This is definitely a book worth reading.

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