The Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition
Even mature Christians have trouble defending the person and divinity of Christ. The Jesus Legend builds a convincing interdisciplinary case for the unique and plausible position of Jesus in human history. He was real and his presence on the planet has been well-documented.
The authors of the New Testament didn't plant evidence, though each writer did tell the truth from a unique perspective. This book carefully investigates the Gospel portraits of Jesus--particularly the Synoptic Gospels--assessing what is reliable history and fictional legend. The authors contend that a cumulative case for the general reliability of the Synoptic Gospels can be made and boldly challenge those who question the veracity of the Jesus found there.
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Review: The Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus TraditionUser Review - Andy Lamb - Goodreads
Very thorough and clearly written. This book responds, one by one, to major arguments against the historical reliability of the Synoptic Gospels -- by explaining first those arguments "con" and then ... Read full review
Review: The Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus TraditionUser Review - Jeffrey Backlin - Goodreads
Finally found a book that actually engages with the "Jesus legend" hypothesis. It's not surprising that authors don't engage with it as it is an extremely weak position, but nevertheless it is good to ... Read full review
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