Jesus

Jesus : Life or Legend?

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This volume aims to discover how much of the traditional account of Jesus is reliable, how much myth? Nearly 20 centuries have passed since Jesus lived and died, and the story of his life and teaching still exerts a powerful hold on the human imagination. Yet, over the last few generations, many writers have questioned the evidence of Jesus. The author, Carsten Thiede, looks at the languages, the contemporary sources, the unpublished finds, and the Jewish and Roman settings of the time of Jesus. He considers the evidence of the New Testament Gospels, but also the references to Jesus in other writings, including the Gnostic Gospels.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 111.8 x 172.7 x 17.8mm | 136.08g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0745938957
  • 9780745938950

About Carsten Peter Thiede

The late Carsten Peter Thiede taught at the Department of International Studies at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Winner of the Charles Douglas-Horne Award and the Oxford University H. W. C. David Prize in Modern History, he was also a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Among his books is The Jesus Papyrus.show more

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