The Burial of Jesus: What Does History Have to Do with Faith? [NOOK Book]

Overview

How do historians study the life and death of Jesus, and why does their work matter to believers today? In this fascinating and accessible guide, Dr. James F. McGrath helps us make sense of the relationship between history and faith. He explains:
- how historical study works
- why historians explore possibilities that religious believers ...
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The Burial of Jesus: What Does History Have to Do with Faith?

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Overview

How do historians study the life and death of Jesus, and why does their work matter to believers today? In this fascinating and accessible guide, Dr. James F. McGrath helps us make sense of the relationship between history and faith. He explains:
- how historical study works
- why historians explore possibilities that religious believers find shocking
- why Jesus' disciples would have wanted to steal his body
- why later gospel writers changed earlier versions
- why Christian faith in the resurrection is not about what happened to a body almost 2,000 years ago.

Read "The Burial of Jesus" and find out why history matters to faith and how today's historical scholarship is working on the faith of millions of believers today.
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Editorial Reviews

Brent A.R. Hege
"In this valuable contribution to the body of serious biblical scholarship written for a lay audience, James McGrath does a particularly admirable job of distinguishing faith’s and history’s proper spheres while making the case for a confident faith that takes the claims of historical and scientific research seriously rather than as a threat to faith."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014002615
  • Publisher: Patheos Press
  • Publication date: 2/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 397 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. James F. McGrath is the Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States. He researches, teaches, and writes about a range of topics related not only to the New Testament and the historical figure of Jesus, but also religion and science fiction, among others. He blogs at Exploring Our Matrix.
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