Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus [NOOK Book]

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Who is Jesus? What did he do? What did he say? -Are the traditional answer to these questions still to be trusted? - Did the early church and tradition "Christianize" Jesus? - Was Christianity built on clever conceptions of the church, or on the character and actions of an actual person? These and similar questions have come under scrutiny by a forum of biblical scholars called the Jesus Seminar. Their conclusions have been widely publicized in magazines such as Time and Newsweek. Jesus Under Fire challenges the ...

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Overview

Who is Jesus? What did he do? What did he say? -Are the traditional answer to these questions still to be trusted? - Did the early church and tradition "Christianize" Jesus? - Was Christianity built on clever conceptions of the church, or on the character and actions of an actual person? These and similar questions have come under scrutiny by a forum of biblical scholars called the Jesus Seminar. Their conclusions have been widely publicized in magazines such as Time and Newsweek. Jesus Under Fire challenges the methodology and findings of the Jesus Seminar, which generally clash with the biblical records. It examines the authenticity of the words, actions, miracles, and resurrection of Jesus, and presents compelling evidence for the traditional biblical teachings. Combining accessibility with scholarly depth, Jesus Under Fire helps readers judge for themselves whether the Jesus of the Bible is the Jesus of history, and whether the gospels' claim is valid that he is the only way to God.

Is the historical Jesus something less than the Bible says he is, as modern scholars contend? Or is he in fact everything the Bible says he is? Jesus Under Fire is a timely, well-researched, understandable refutation of recent liberal interpretations of Jesus--one that thinking, open-minded people, Christian and non-Christian alike, will appreciate.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310877134
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 254
  • Sales rank: 328,106
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Michael J. Wilkins (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is dean of the faculty and professor of New Testament language and literature at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and the author of several books.


J. P. Moreland is one of the leading evangelical thinkers of our day. He is distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and director of Eidos Christian Center. With degrees in philosophy, theology, and chemistry, Dr. Moreland has taught theology and philosophy at several schools throughout the U.S. He has authored or coauthored many books, including Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview; Christianity and the Nature of Science; Scaling the Secular City; Does God Exist?; The Lost Virtue of Happiness; and Body and Soul. He is coeditor of Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus. His work appears in publications such as Christianity Today, Faith and Philosophy, Philosophia Christi, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and The American Philosophical Quarterly. Dr. Moreland served with Campus Crusade for ten years, planted two Campus Crusade works, planted two churches, and has spoken on over 200 college campuses and in hu?
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Table of Contents

Dedication
Preface
Contributors
Abbreviations
Introduction: The Furor Surrounding Jesus 1
1 Where Do We Start Studying Jesus? 17
2 Who Is Jesus? An Introduction to Jesus Studies 51
3 The Words of Jesus in the Gospels: Live, Jive, or Memorex? 73
4 What Did Jesus Do? 101
5 Did Jesus Perform Miracles? 117
6 Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? 141
7 Is Jesus the Only Way? 177
8 Jesus Outside the New Testament: What Is the Evidence? 207
Conclusion: What Does All of This Mean? 231
Bibliography 233
Indexes 237
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2001

    A Nice Antidote To The Jesus Seminar

    This is a summary of NT scholarly work which supports the traditional view of Jesus, as opposed to some more radical work (i.e. The Jesus Seminar) which basically opposes most traditional views of Christ, His Life and Teachings. If you have ever come across some of the controversies generated by the more radical research, this book is a fine antidote in that it provides discussions in carefully edited chapters prsenting the evidence of more conservative (oh how I hate that word for what it has come to mean), viewpoints. While I do not agree with all that is in the book, I do feel it is an indespenible part of every minister's library!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2000

    A must read !!!

    A superb book! Intelligently researched and written! This book offers strong evidence in proving the faithfulness and validity of the bible and its record of the true Jesus of history!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 1999

    Debunks the Rationalistic Fairy Tales of the Jesus Seminar

    The Jesus Seminar has been much hyped by the liberal media. But its rationalistic fairy tales are masquerading as facts. This book helps the reader see that the Jesus Seminar is completely unsound as it tries to deny the authenticity of the teachings and actions of Jesus Christ. Must reading!

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