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

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

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by Bart D. Ehrman
 

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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

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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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Christian Science Monitor
“His newest book has turned some of his perennial critics into fans, at least temporarily. In Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth, Ehrman decimates the persistent arguments of those who not only deny the divinity of Jesus but insist that no such man ever even existed.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062089946
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Series:
eBook Original Series
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
335,778
File size:
611 KB

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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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Did Jesus Exist? 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ehrman is the man. For far too long mythicists from all walks of life with no academic credentials have been claiming that Jesus was a myth. Ehrman calls there bluff, reviews their claims, and single-handedly dissects their b.s. Ehrman's evidence is spot on and he makes the mythicists look like utter fools. Must read for all believers and non-believers. Both groups will find a very objective scholarly position without the religious or atheist bias.
drduck More than 1 year ago
This work shows compelling evidence that there really was a man named Jesus. People who are believers will be put off that this does not support the contention that he was god incarnate it does convince that there was a man named Jesus.
sjdave48 More than 1 year ago
Although no historical argument can ever be 100% proof for the historicity of an ancient figure, Ehrman's argument is persuasive and explains well why he has concluded that Jesus did exist as an historical figure. He provides a wealth of references, including books that argue against the existence of Jesus. For anyone interested in whether Jesus existed, I think this book is a must read, regardless of your own belief on the topic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a TRULY AWESOME, straight forward & blatantly honest REVELATION; a must read by every professing Christian & fellow human beings on the Planet regardless of his/her particular religious affiliation or personal beliefs! I say this as one raised within the Protestant Christian Episcopalian religious tradition! I have already recommended Dr. Ehrman's REVELATION to countless family members, friends & acquaintances & will be purchasing additional copies for distribution in keeping with the precept that "Sharing Is Caring"!
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Gomer1 More than 1 year ago
Intriging ideas, but poorly written. There are lots of worthwhile needles, but it's a big haystack.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many pages are there? My mom said only 500 pagesor more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bart should now call it quits. He has done enough writing about Jesus and his followers. He has now run out of Christianity. He can now concentrate on his class at the UNC. Enough of him and his books.