Reinventing Jesus

Reinventing Jesus : How Contemporary Skeptics Miss the Real Jesus and Mislead Popular Culture

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From the worldwide phenomenon of The Da Vinci Code to the national best-seller Misquoting Jesus, popular culture is being bombarded with radical skepticism about the uniqueness of Christ and the reliability of the New Testament. Reinventing Jesus cuts through the rhetoric of extreme doubt expressed by these and several other contemporary voices to reveal the profound credibility of historic Christianity. Meticulously researched, thoroughly documented, yet eminently readable, this book invites a wide audience to take a firsthand look at the solid, reasonable, and clearly defensible evidence for Christianity's origins. Reinventing Jesus shows believers that it's okay to think hard about Christianity, and shows hard thinkers that it's okay to believe.
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  • Paperback | 347 pages
  • 153 x 215 x 19mm | 417g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 082542982X
  • 9780825429828
  • 221,924

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"Reinventing Jesus puts top-flight scholarship on the bottom shelf. . . It will handsomely repay the effort of any serious reader looking for the real evidence behind historic belief in the deity of Christ."

--Josh McDowell
International speaker and author

"The authors of Reinventing Jesus convincingly demonstrate that the Jesus of faith and the Jesus of history are one and the same. Amidst the swirl of misinformation and myth assaulting the popular culture today, here is a clear, digestible explanation for anyone wanting to know the facts about how the New Testament and the church's earliest teachings were developed and transmitted."

--David Gregory
Author, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger

"In a media horizon currently littered with caricatures of Christ and the church that he founded, Reinventing Jesus is a refreshing breeze of honesty regarding Christian origins. People ought to know that the Gospels and early records of the church are extremely reliable, but they are being misled by the current spate of books, movies, and television specials that offer torque instead of truth, sensation in place of sense, and the radical in place of the real. . . ."

--Paul L. Maier
Professor of Ancient History
Western Michigan University
Author, In the Fullness of Time

"Reinventing Jesus effectively presents the other side of the public debate about Jesus where seemingly glitzy speculation is shown to be more like virtual reality than the history it often claims to be."

--Darrell Bock
Author, Breaking the Da Vinci Code and The Missing Gospels
Research Professor of New Testament Studies,
Dallas Theological Seminary

"[The authors'] careful, painstaking analyses invite us to study the data for ourselves. . . . The endnotes alone are worth the cost of the book!"

--Gary R. Habermas
Distinguished Research Professor,
Liberty University
Author, The Historical Jesus

J. Ed Komoszewski, Th.M., is founder and director of Christus Nexus and has taught biblical and theological studies at Northwestern College and served as the director of research for Josh McDowell Ministry. M. James Sawyer, Ph.D., serves as professor of theology and church history at Western Seminary. He is the author of Taxonomic Charts of Theology and Biblical Studies and The Survivor's Guide to Theology. Daniel B. Wallace, Ph.D., is professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, and senior New Testament editor of the NET Bible. He has written Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament.
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"This is not just another response to the issues raised in the novel and the film. It is a serious, detailed, yet eminently accessible refutation of the exaggerated skepticism of bona fide scholars like Bart Ehrman or Robert Price and of the outright misinformation in frequently-believed pseudo-scholarship circulating on the web or via little-known publishing houses."-- (11/01/2006)
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