The Real Jesus: Then and Now [NOOK Book]

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In Searching for the Real Jesus, Geza Vermes, best known for his work on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jesus of history, offers lucid and engaging presentations of his lifelong research, along with comments on a variety of contemporary religious themes, such as The Da Vinci Code, Mel Gibson’s infamous film The Passion of the Christ, Benedict XVI’s book Jesus of Nazareth and the Gospel of Judas. Informed by the work of a world-class scholar, the short articles in this book open to the general reader the findings of...
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The Real Jesus: Then and Now

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Overview

In Searching for the Real Jesus, Geza Vermes, best known for his work on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jesus of history, offers lucid and engaging presentations of his lifelong research, along with comments on a variety of contemporary religious themes, such as The Da Vinci Code, Mel Gibson’s infamous film The Passion of the Christ, Benedict XVI’s book Jesus of Nazareth and the Gospel of Judas. Informed by the work of a world-class scholar, the short articles in this book open to the general reader the findings of some of the major discoveries of the twentieth century, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, especially as they shed light on contemporary religious and biblical questions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451408829
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/18/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,147,636
  • File size: 274 KB

Table of Contents

Preface

Part One Jesus

1 The Age of Jesus 3

2 Jesus the Jew 19

3 The Changing Faces of Jesus in the New Testament and Since 25

4 Jesus God in Spite of Himself

An Interview with the Parisian Magazine Le Point 35

5 When You Strip Away All the Pious Fiction, What Is Left of the Real Jesus? 40

6 Jesus Was a Great Man 44

7 Benedict XVI and Jesus of Nazareth: A Review 47

8 The Truth about the Historical Jesus 51

9 Was Jesus Really Human? 60

10 A Television Documentary on Christ and the British Press: Channel 4's Jesus: the Evidence (April 1984) 63

Part Two Christmas - Passion - Easter

11 The Nativity Narratives Seen by a Historian 73

12 Matthew's Nativity Is Charming and Frightening ... But It's a Jewish Myth 84

13 Celluloid Brutality 88

14 The Passion 92

15 Caiaphas Was Innocent? 99

16 Iscariot and the Dark Path to the Field of Blood 103

17 The Resurrection 107

Part Three The Dead Sea Scrolls

18 Secrets of the Scrolls 113

19 Exploring the Scrolls 117

20 The Qumran Community and the Essenes 129

21 Midrash in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament 138

Part Four Miscellanea

22 The Notion of the Covenant in the Dead Sea Scrolls 149

23 Tax-Collectors 156

24 Christian Origins in a Nutshell 161

25 The Great Da Vinci Code Distraction 165

26 What's Sex Got to Do with It? 171

27 The Evolution of Religious Ideas 173

28 Let's Hope Vatican Politics Do Not Hinder the Holy Spirit 176

29 Moving on from Reproach to Rapprochement

The Pope and the President of Israel 180

Acknowledgment of Sources 184

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