Who Was Jesus

Author: N. T. Wright
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467438065
Size: 73.53 MB
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Did the historical person Jesus really regard himself as the Son of God? What did Jesus actually stand for? And what are we to make of the early Christian conviction that Jesus physically rose from the dead? In this book N. T. Wright considers these and many other questions raised by three controversial books about Jesus: Barbara Thiering's Jesus the Man, A. N. Wilson's Jesus: A Life, and John Shelby Spong's Born of a Woman. While Wright agrees with those authors that the real, historical Jesus has many surprises in store for institutional Christianity, he also presents solid reasons for discounting their arguments, claiming that they "fail to reach anything like the right answer" as to who Jesus really was. Written from the standpoint of professional biblical scholarship yet assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Wright's Who Was Jesus? shows convincingly that much can be gained from a rigorous historical assessment of what the Gospels say about Jesus. This is a book to engage skeptics and believers alike.

Who Was Jesus Fingerprints Of The Christ

Author: D. M. Murdock
Publisher: Stellar House Publishing
ISBN: 0979963109
Size: 75.80 MB
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In this fascinating "CSI-style" investigation, Murdock, author of the controversial book "The Christ Conspiracy," examines evidence for the life of Jesus Christ, revealing that with Christianity what is seen is not always what one gets. (Christian)

Who Was Jesus

Author: Paul Copan
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664224622
Size: 80.25 MB
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Collects articles that are comprised of a dialogue between Jewish New Testament scholar Peter Zaas and Christian apologist William Craig, focusing on the Jewish and Christian assesments of Jesus and the question of Jewish-Christian relations. Original.

Who Was Jesus

Author: Kamal S. Salibi
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781845113148
Size: 50.41 MB
Format: PDF
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Seeks to uncover the historical figure of Jesus, and explore what it was about his teaching that created a dedicated following that propagated a religion in his name, and suggests that there may have been a conspiracy between Paul and Peter to disseminate a distorted image of Christ.

Who Was Jesus

Author: George Albert Wells
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698681
Size: 21.38 MB
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What do we know about the historical origins of Christianity? How reliable are the 27 books of the New testament? Is Jesus a historical or a legendary figure? In the last 150 years, scholars have established many facts about the New testament, facts still largely unknown to the general public or to most church members. They have shown that the letters of Paul are earlier than the gospels and that many of the gospel stories about Jesus were unknown to Paul, that the earliest New Testament gospel is Mark and that the other gospels draw upon Mark and a now-lost gospel scholars call "Q", that none of the gospels is the work of an eye-witness, and that all the gospel writers were out of touch with events in Palestine. In Who Was Jesus?, G.A. Wells presents a survey of critical scholarly findings on the New Testament, in each case explaining the reasons for the scholars' conclusions, and describing those issues where scholars still disagree. By lucidly recounting the principles on which New testament criticism is based, this book enables readers to make up their own minds, while gently pointing to Wells' radical conclusion that the totality of the evidence supports the hypothesis of an entirely legendary Jesus. In the author's opinion, the analyses of most critics have been inhibited by their theological preconceptions, so that they have failed to draw the disturbing conclusions warranted by their findings.

Who Was Jesus

Author: Ellen Morgan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698198883
Size: 35.10 MB
Format: PDF
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This fascinating addition to the best-selling Who Was...? series does not settle questions of theology. Instead, it presents young readers with a biography that covers what is known historically about Jesus and places in his life in the context of his world when Jerusalem was part of the Roman Empire. In an even-handed and easy-to-read narrative, this title—illustrated with eighty black-and-white drawings—also explains the early origins of Christianity and how it became a major religion.

Who Was Jesus Really Book One

Author: James Taiwo
Publisher: Solibiz
Size: 66.10 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Who Was Jesus, Really? Book One is an introduction to the life of Jesus for young people. Book One (the first in a trilogy), chronicles in an unpretentious way Jesus’ miraculous entrance into the realm of earth, his childhood, his growth, and his teachings. With this book handy, children can expand on what they learned in church and school, seeing how Jesus’ everyday life was not so different from their own. Children can see Jesus as their role model and adapt his lifestyle by becoming not just readers, but doers, of the Word. Each short story in this book is easy to understand and has an adaptive conclusion that challenges the children to critically think on how to apply Bible stories into their lives. Each story is rounded up into four sections: 1. Think about it 2. Lessons learned 3. Seeking answers 4. Take action Buy Now!

Who Was Jesus

Author: Charles Force Deems
Size: 80.12 MB
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Was Jesus God

Author: Richard Swinburne
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191623458
Size: 20.40 MB
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The orderliness of the universe and the existence of human beings already provides some reason for believing that there is a God - as argued in Richard Swinburne's earlier book Is There a God ? Swinburne now claims that it is probable that the main Christian doctrines about the nature of God and his actions in the world are true. In virtue of his omnipotence and perfect goodness, God must be a Trinity, live a human life in order to share our suffering, and found a church which would enable him to tell all humans about this. It is also quite probable that he would provide his human life as an atonement for our wrongdoing, teach us how we should live and tell us his plans for our future after death. Among founders of religions, Jesus satisfies uniquely well the requirement of living the sort of human life which God would need to have lived. But to give us adequate reason to believe that Jesus was God, God would need to put his 'signature' on the life of Jesus by an act which he alone could do, for example raise him from the dead. There is adequate historical evidence that Jesus rose from the dead. The church which he founded gave plausible interpretations of his basic message. Therefore Christian doctrines are probably true.

Where Was Jesus While He Was On Earth

Author: Comlanvi Sena Paul Avoungnassou
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449743498
Size: 29.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Through this book, the Christian God is revealed in his true colors. The greatest answer you will find in this book is whether Yahweh, Jesus Christ, the Angel of the Lord, the Father, and the Holy Spirit describe one and the same person. What if the Trinity Doctrine is in fact an accurate description of the nature of the Christian God? Could Jesus be a created angel? And how did God create the universe?