The Real Jesus   -     By: Luke Timothy Johnson
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The Real Jesus

HarperOne / 1997 / Paperback

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This book challenges the findings of the Jesus Seminar, the controversial group of two hundred scholars who claim Jesus said 18 percent of what the Gospels attribute to him. Drawing on the biblical and historical scholarship Johnson demonstrates that the "real Jesus" is the one experienced in the present through faith rather than the one found in speculative historical reconstructions. A new preface by the author presents his point of view on the most recent rounds of this lively debate.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: HarperOne
Publication Date: 1997
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0060641665
ISBN-13: 9780060641665
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The Real Jesus—the first book to challenge the findings of the Jesus Seminar, the controversial group of two hundred scholars who claim Jesus only said 18 percent of what the Gospels attribute to him—"is at the center of the newest round in what has been called the Jesus Wars" (Peter Steinfels, New York Times). Drawing on the best biblical and historical scholarship, respected New Testament scholar Luke Timothy Johnson demonstrates that the "real Jesus" is the one experienced in the present through faith rather than the one found in speculative historical reconstructions. A new preface by the author presents his point of view on the most recent rounds of this lively debate.

Author Bio

Luke Timothy Johnson is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of the New Testament and Christian Origins at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. A Roman Catholic, Johnson was a Benedictine monk and priest before becoming a biblical scholar. He is the author of several scholarly books and has written for Commonwealth and Christian Century.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 25, 2001
    Joe
    The best book I have read on refuting the charges against Jesus by the Jesus Seminar. Dr. Johnson's scholarship shows throughout. I loved the way he put the study of the historical Jesus in context. It allowed me to see that I was approaching these issues from the wrong direction (i.e. the historicity not through my personal experiences.) Great book.
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