Jesus under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesusby Michael J. Wilkins, J. P. Moreland (Editor)
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.
From the Author: Michael J. Wilkins (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament language and literature at Talbot School of Theology and the author of several books. J. P. Moreland (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and the author of a number of books.
Author Biography: Craig L. Blomberg is professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary and the author of many books, including 1 Corinthians in the NIV Application Commentary series.;Darrell L. Bock (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary.;Willaim Lane Craig (Ph.D., University of Birmingham, England) isresearch professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and lives in Marietta, GA.;Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Biblical Studies at Trinity Western University, British Columbia, Canada.;Doug Geivett is a professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University in La Mirada, California. Dr. Geivett served as the college pastor of a church in Washington and the Church of the Open Door in Southern California. He is currently a consultant for a series of films on youth culture to be produced by Focus on the Family, and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Focus on the Family Institute.;Gary R. Habermas (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is distinguished professor and chair of the department of philosophy and director of the M.A. program in apologetics at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.;Scot McKnight (Ph.D., Nottingham) is Karl A. Olsson professor of religious studies at North Park College, Chicago, IL. He is author of Galatians in The NIV Application Commentary Series and is editor of Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels.;Edwin M. Yamauchi, who is originally from Hawaii, received hisPh.D. from Brandeis University in 1964. After teaching at RutgersUniversity, he has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Ancient History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, since 1969. He is theauthor of numerous books, articles and reviews on the Ancient Near East,the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Early Church.
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