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The Case for the Real Jesus

The Case for the Real Jesus

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Published by Zondervan in Grand Rapids .
Written in English


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ISBN 109780310275763, 9780310565710, 9780310275787

And if, indeed, they are, that would improve their likely reliability. We must then accept the only remaining testimony, that of the public record, particularly since Gaius loved Antium as if it were his native soil, always preferring it to all other places of retreat, and even thinking, it is said, of transferring thither the seat and abode of the empire through weariness of Rome. Like this article? The fact that there is no known contemporary reference to Jesus has been a driving force of the mythist theory, which argues that there was no historical Jesus at all. While textual analysis of biblical sources had taken place for centuries, these quests introduced new methods and specific techniques in the attempt to establish the historical validity of their conclusions. As he says, "In the end, we'll discover together whether the Jesus of historic Christianity manages to emerge intact from the crucible of twenty-first-century skepticism.

Or does it fade away when exposed to the hot light of scrutiny? And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. The Talmud speaks in some detail of the conduct of criminal cases of Israel whose texts were gathered together from — CE. If the document is about Alexander the Great, was it written during the lifetime of those who knew him? As far as we know, the first author outside the church to mention Jesus is the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, who wrote a history of Judaism around AD Definitely not for hardcore academics, though, as this is Like all of Strobel's "Case for" books, this is an entertaining and informative read sure to strengthen your faith in the validity of the Gospel.

Wright accepts that there were twelve disciples, but holds that the list of their names cannot be determined with certainty. It's not balanced or particularly well-written though certainly more so than Strobel's previous effortsbut the breezy, conversational style in which Strobel relays information gives this book a surprisingly comfortable feel considering the depth and occasional dryness of the subject matter. In fact, "evidence" is an overall theme that runs the course of the book and supports the other general themes: a "case for Christ" and "reliability of the bible. But to ignore the contents of this book would be a major mistake.


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The Case for the Real Jesus book

Well, as a self-appointed Internet-based commentator without any credentials, I have to concede that he has a point! His disciples then stole the body and invented the story of the resurrection for personal gain. Definitely not for hardcore academics, though, as this is Like all of Strobel's "Case for" books, this is an entertaining and informative read sure to strengthen your faith in the validity of the Gospel.

He lists the evidence and criticizes it. The criteria developed within this framework, therefore, are tools that provide arguments solely for authenticity, not inauthenticity. Here, he discusses the importance of using eyewitness testimony: The historian, let us repeat, uses primary that is, eyewitness testimony whenever he can.

As far as we know, the first author outside the church to mention Jesus is the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, who wrote a history of Judaism around AD We have the perspective of two people, Paul and Luke and couldn't possibly know everything about every belief and every event that occurred in the very early days.

What did non-Christian authors say about Jesus?

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After Schweitzer's Von Reimarus zu Wrede was translated and published in English as The Quest of the historical Jesus inthe book's title provided the label for the field of study for eighty years. But would anybody buy a book by me where I claimed to play the part of a Christian and challenged other atheists to make their case?

Reimarus' writings had already made lasting changes by making it clear criticism could exist independently of theology and faith, and by founding historical Jesus studies within that non-sectarian view.

Scholars may also look into the internal evidence of the documents, to see if, for example, a document has misquoted texts from the Hebrew Tanakhhas made incorrect claims about geography, if the author appears to have hidden information, or if the author has fabricated a prophecy.

The documents produced by Christian, Jewish and Roman writers form the most significant evidence. Keener states that it is rarely disputed that Jesus was from Nazareth, an obscure small village not worthy of invention.

Moreover, the inscription on the altar adds no strength to Pliny's view, for Agrippina twice gave birth to daughters in that region, and any childbirth, regardless of sex, is called puerperium, since the men of old called girls puerae, just as they called boys puelli.

The evidence for Jesus is not limited to later folklore, as are accounts of Arthur. While textual analysis of biblical sources had taken place for centuries, these quests introduced new methods and specific techniques in the attempt to establish the historical validity of their conclusions.

Evaluate the evidence for yourself as leading experts grapple with the latest objections from today's foremost critics. While I have agreed to set that argument aside for the purposes of this paper, the fact is that there is no contemporary reference to him, which means that, whoever this Jesus was, very little can be said about him.

And yet when a skeptic does that in regards to Christian writings, rarely does the Christian take it so well. Whether you agree with that or not, only Luke-Acts bears any definite claim to being a historical account. Pliny contributes the information that, where he was governor in northern Turkey, Christians worshipped Christ as a god.

All of the Gospels being discussed here canonical or not have some variation of the empty tomb story. Did ancient writers discuss the existence of Jesus?

The Case for the Real Jesus: A Journalist Investigates Current Attacks on the Identity of Christ

Following the standard courtroom pattern, Strobel concludes the book with a closing argument. Did the Church tamper with the Bible texts to get them to say what they wanted about Jesus? I believe the rest of the paper is more "lively", so I hope the reader will persevere.

Burkitt and B. To learn more about cookies, please see our cookie policy. In the earliest literature of the Jewish Rabbis, Jesus was denounced as the illegitimate child of Mary and a sorcerer. Is it based on well-supported facts and arguments?Apr 01,  · 'Did Jesus Exist?' A Historian Makes His Case Some claim that Jesus is a myth, created for nefarious or altruistic purposes.

Some truly believed that Jesus lived and breathed. But did he really. Feb 02,  · In The Case for Jesus, Dr.

Brant Pitre, the bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, goes back to the sources—the biblical and historical evidence for Christ—in order to answer several key questions, including: • Were the 5/5. Dec 28,  · His recently released "The Case for the Real Jesus" goes beyond the traditional apologetic to address some of the current attacks on the identity of.

The Case for Faith. In his book The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity, Strobel replies to doubts about Christianity, including the problem of evil, the contradiction between miracles and science, whether God is worthy of worship if he kills innocent children, whether Jesus is the only way to God Occupation: Legal editor, writer, journalist, clergy.

In The Case for the Real Jesus Student Edition, Lee Strobel tackles 6 different challenges that have been presented to Christians today: * Scholars are uncovering a radically different Jesus through ancient documents just as credible as the four gospels/5. The Case for the Real Jesus: A Journalist Investigates Current Attacks on the Identity of Christ - unabridged audio book on CD.