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Investigating Jesus

Author : John Dickson
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How much can we really know about Jesus of Nazareth? How reliable are the Gospels and other sources and how widely have historians and theologians agreed on them? And how much does the historical record really matter? In this popular illustrated book, Australian scholar and TV documentary presenter, John Dickson, sets out to answer these questions. By reviewing ancient evidence, interviewing leading experts and setting out a robust historical method, he establishes clearly the reliability or unreliability of different sources, interpretations and arguments. Christianity prides itself on being an historical religion. John Dickson subjects this to very close scrutiny and shows both how vital this is and yet how different Jesus was from the way he is so often portrayed today.

Investigating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Author : Andrew Loke
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This book provides an original and comprehensive assessment of the hypotheses concerning the origin of resurrection Christology. It fills a gap in the literature by addressing these issues using a transdisciplinary approach involving historical-critical study of the New Testament, theology, analytic philosophy, psychology and comparative religion. Using a novel analytic framework, this book demonstrates that a logically exhaustive list of hypotheses concerning the claims of Jesus’ post-mortem appearances and the outcome of Jesus’ body can be formulated. It addresses these hypotheses in detail, including sophisticated combinations of hallucination hypothesis with cognitive dissonance; memory distortion; and confirmation bias. Addressing writings from both within and outside of Christianity, it also demonstrates how a comparative religion approach might further illuminate the origins of Christianity. This is a thorough study of arguably the key event in the formation of the Christian faith. As such, it will be of keen interest to theologians, New Testament scholars, philosophers, and scholars of religious studies.

Investigating Jesus

Author : K. R. Chappell
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In Defense of Jesus

Author : Lee Strobel
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An enlightening follow-up to the bestselling book The Case for Christ, In Defense of Jesus follows award-winning journalist Lee Strobel as he explores the most explosive arguments against the identity of Christ as the Messiah. Has modern scholarship debunked the traditional Christ? Has the church suppressed the truth about Jesus to advance its own agenda? What if the real Jesus is far different from the atoning Savior worshiped through the centuries? In Defense of Jesus explores such hot-button questions as: Did the church suppress ancient non-biblical documents that paint a more accurate picture of Jesus than the four Gospels? Did the church distort the truth about Jesus by tampering with early New Testament texts? Do new insights and explanations disprove the resurrection? Have fresh arguments disqualified Jesus from being the Messiah? Did Christianity steal its core ideas from earlier mythology? Evaluate the arguments and evidence being advanced by prominent atheists, liberal theologians, Muslim scholars, and others. Sift through expert testimony. Then reach your own verdict with In Defense of Jesus. This title is also available in Spanish, En defense de Jesús.

The Case for Christ Young Reader s Edition

Author : Lee Strobel
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Is Jesus real? Was he actually born in a stable? Did he really come back from the dead? Aren’t all the stories in the Bible about Jesus just that ... stories? Join in this incredible search for the truth about Jesus, including the answers that rocked the world of investigative reporter and international bestselling author Lee Strobel. Here’s a book that finally answers the most important questions about the existence, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The Case for Christ Young Reader’s Edition, based on the adult edition, with over 5 million copies sold, is packed full of well-researched, reliable, and eye-opening investigations. In these pages, Lee Strobel—an award-winning legal journalist—tackles the toughest questions head-on. He investigates the historical reliability, eye witness testimonies, and scientific evidence of Jesus’s birth, miracles, ministry, and resurrection. Will Lee’s findings bring Christianity’s claims about Jesus tumbling down like a house of cards? Like Strobel, you will be amazed at the evidence—how much there is, how strong it is, and what it says. The facts are in. What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ? The Case for Christ Young Reader’s Edition: Is packed full of well-researched, reliable, and eye-opening investigations of some of the toughest questions you have about the existence, miracles, ministry, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth Is logical and easy to understand Includes the evidence about Jesus that rocked the world of atheist investigative reporter Lee Strobel Is a sturdy hardcover edition with two-tone interior and ribbon marker

Investigating Jesus

Author : Waldo Steyn
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Was Jesus really the Messiah? It's tempting to imagine that if we just could have seen Jesus, if we could have heard his parables and witnessed his miracles, that the truth of this claim would be obvious. But the truth is, Jesus' contemporaries-even many of his own followers - struggled with this question just as we do today. Plenty of people who observed Jesus' actions with their own eyes resisted the idea that he was the Messiah. One of the most useful ways to test Christianity's claims about Jesus is to look to the Jewish Scriptures that predated Jesus' birth. By examining the story of Israel, and by looking carefully at the different prophecies and hints that describe the promised Messiah, we can evaluate whether or not Jesus fits the picture of that Messiah.

Was Jesus Crucified

Author : Keith Prosser
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An historical research into the life and death of Jesus Christ as described in the Christian Holy Bible. Examines early Gnostic, Jewish, Roman, Greek, Syrian and Christian historical sources, to give a near-comprehensive analysis of the subject, resulting in a genuine fresh look into the well studied topic. A meticulous review is made of what Josephus wrote about Jesus through critical analysis demonstrating why he must have written it. A similar examination is made of the Gnostic writings especially the Nag Hammadi gospel of Thomas, resulting in textual proof he wrote it after the Bible's gospels. The book should prove of great interest to those studying or reading the New Testament as it includes a summarised history of the Faith spanning from the present day to the first century, the origins of present day scepticism, introduction into manuscript preservation, and a glossary of theological terms and early Christian controversies.

The Case for Christ Study Guide Revised Edition

Author : Lee Strobel
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Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Skeptics dismiss the Jesus of the Gospels by claiming there is no evidence in the case for Christ. Lee Strobel disagrees. The former legal journalist and one-time atheist knows how to ask tough questions. His own search for truth about Jesus led him to faith in Christ. Now Strobel invites you and your group to investigate the truth about Jesus Christ leading to the facts that guided Strobel from atheism to faith in Christ. In this revised six-session study (DVD/digital video sold separately), participants will journey along with Strobel on a quest for the truth about Jesus. Rejecting easy answers, you will sift through fascinating historical evidence as you weigh compelling expert testimony. In the end, groups may very well see Jesus in a new way—and even, like Strobel, find their life transformed. Pastors, small group leaders, and individuals will find compelling answers for their questions about Jesus in The Case for Christ Study Guide. Sessions include: The Investigation of a Lifetime Eyewitness Evidence Evidence Outside the Bible Analyzing Jesus Evidence for the Resurrection Reaching Your Verdict Designed for use with The Case for Christ Video Study 9780310698517 (sold separately).

Investigating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Author : Andrew Ter Ern Loke
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"This book provides an original and comprehensive assessment of the hypotheses concerning the origin of resurrection Christology. It fills a gap in the literature by addressing these issues using a transdisciplinary approach involving historical-critical study of the New Testament, theology, analytic philosophy, psychology and comparative religion. Using a novel analytic framework, this book demonstrates that a logically exhaustive list of hypotheses concerning the claims of Jesus' post-mortem appearances and the outcome of Jesus' body can be formulated. It addresses these hypotheses in detail, including sophisticated combinations of hallucination hypothesis with cognitive dissonance; memory distortion; and confirmation bias. Addressing writings from both within and outside of Christianity, it also demonstrates how a comparative religion approach might further illuminate the origins of Christianity. This is a thorough study of arguably the key event in the formation of the Christian faith. As such, it will be of keen interest to theologians, New Testament scholars, philosophers, and scholars of religious studies"--

Studying the Historical Jesus

Author : Bruce Chilton
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This coordinated collection of studies provides important critical assessments of recent progress in Life of Jesus research. Topics treated include Jesus and Palestinian politics, the parables and miracles of Jesus, and the Jesus tradition in extracanonical sources.

Studying the Historical Jesus

Author : Bruce David Chilton
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This coordinated collection of studies provides important critical assessments of recent progress in Life of Jesus research. Topics treated include Jesus and Palestinian politics, the parables and miracles of Jesus, and the Jesus tradition in extracanonical sources.

Investigating Estrada

Author : Sheila S. Coronel
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Did God Kill Jesus

Author : Tony Jones
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The popular Patheos blogger wants to restore the cross as primarily a symbol of God’s overwhelming love for us and to rescue Christians from the shame and guilt from seeing our situation as “sinners in the hands of an angry God,” which was an invention of the medieval church and became enshrined as orthodox Christianity. Many Christians believe that God the Father demanded his only Son die a cruel, gruesome death to appease His wrath, since humanity is so irredeemably sinful and therefore repugnant to God. Tony Jones, popular progressive Christian blogger, author, and scholar, argues that this understanding is actually a medieval invention and not what the Bible really teaches. He looks beyond medieval convictions and liberates how we see Jesus’s death on the cross from this restrictive paradigm. Christians today must transcend the shame and guilt that have shaped conceptions of the human soul and made us fearful of God, and replace them with love, grace, and joyfulness, which better expresses what the cross is really about. How we understand the cross reflects directly what kind of God we worship. By letting go of the wrathful God who cannot stand to be in our presence unless he pretends to see Jesus in our place, we discover the biblical God who reaches out to love and embrace us while “we were yet sinners.” Jones offers a positive, loving, inclusive interpretation of the faith that is both challenging and inspiring. Did God Kill Jesus? is essential reading for modern Christians.

Why Believe in Jesus

Author : Guillermo Maldonado
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Jesus Christ is the most famous person who ever lived. Most people know His name, but they don't really know who He was or what was He like. If He truly was a Savior, as some say, in what way does that reality affect us today? And why should we believe in Him? As Jesus lived and ministered on earth, He taught on topics such as: What is truth? What is the meaning of life? What is love? What is my purpose? What is my future? In this book, as you explore the unique life and teachings of Jesus Christ, you will also be introduced to contemporary people from various backgrounds who tell how and why they came to believe in Jesus--and the difference He is making in their lives today.

The Heartbeat of Israel

Author : Joseph Saville
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One of the most dramatic aspects of Jesus' ministry was the reaction of the Pharisees. There were numerous confrontations preserved for us, and it's interesting to use the Mishnah to fill in the details and see more clearly why they happened.The most serious capital crime in Israel in the Roman Period was not murder or rebellion or any other violent crime. It was leading Israel astray from their traditions. Those guilty of this crime were called "enticers", or "mesith".Since the Pharisees were the highest authority in Israel when it came to the interpretation of Moses' laws, they were the ones who decided who was and was not leading Israel away from them. From the moment Jesus announced the coming of the Kingdom of God, he found himself on the wrong side of their suspicions.This book begins the story of the mounting investigations into Jesus' activities. Book 13: "The Charges Against Jesus" concludes the story with consequences Jesus faced as a result.This story was not just preserved in the four gospels; it was preserved in some detail in the Talmud as well, where Jesus was mentioned by name. There's no question that the historical accuracy of the gospels has been confirmed in many places, and this one is particularly interesting.

Profiles of Jesus

Author : Roy W. Hoover
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Can the authentic words and deeds of Jesus identified by the Jesus Seminar furnish a sufficient basis for a credible profile of the Jesus of history? That is the challenge faced by the contributors to this volume. Their efforts have resulted in a unique collection of studied impressions of Jesus. Here readers will see not Jesus the icon of myth and creed, but a provocative young man of first-century Palestine whose vision and determination to live the vision gave birth to a new form of faith and changed the course of history.

Cold case Christianity for Kids

Author : J. Warner Wallace
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The Case for Christ

Author : Lee Strobel
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The Case for Christ Revised Study Guide is a six-session small group Bible study where you and your group investigate along with bestselling author Lee Strobel the evidence for Jesus from historical evidence and expert testimony.

Is Jesus Athene or Odysseus

Author : Max Whitaker
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In this study, Max Whitaker investigates the intriguing accounts of Jesus' resurrection appearances through the lens of Greco-Roman narratives. In both canonical and apocryphal accounts of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances, Jesus appears in an unrecognisable form to other characters, including people who knew him well just before his death. The motif of a character appearing in an unrecognisable form to people he or she knows well is one which exists in folk literature, and in Greco-Roman and Jewish literature from a range of genres. The author investigates a range of stories in which characters appear in an unrecognisable or metamorphic form, and summarises patterns and themes. This throws new light on how Jesus' post-resurrection stories would have been understood by their original audiences.

NIV Case for Christ Study Bible eBook

Author : Lee Strobel
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Drawn from Lee Strobel's own experiences as a former atheist engaged in a thorough search for truth, the articles and notes throughout The Case for Christ Study Bible provide a solid explanation of where the historical and scientific evidence point - toward the existence of a compassionate Creator God and his Son, Jesus, the Savior. The Case for Christ Study Bible features more than 500 notes and articles, including: A.) The Case for a Creator: highlighting the wonders of creation and demonstrating how the scientific evidence supports belief in an all-powerful Creator. B.) The Case for the Bible: exploring the character of the Bible, the extra-biblical evidence that corroborates scripture, and apparent contradictions. C.) The Case for Christ: investigating Jesus' claims, Messianic identity, deity, and resurrection. D.) And much more. The Good News of the Gospel transformed the life of this former atheist. It can do the same for others who commit to examining the evidence for themselves.