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some books you can read on amazon

Post by Peter Kirby » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:18 am

"Reinventing Jesus." The readable part deals mostly with textual criticism. Consider it fairly because the textual criticism of the New Testament (what is sometimes called "lower criticism") is the closest that NT study gets to collaborative and objective data-driven research.

http://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-Jesus ... pd_sim_b_3

"Jesus and the Eyewitnesses." To hear some speak of it, it should spark a revolution and put the fear of God into NT critics. Check it out, then.

http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Eyewitnesse ... pd_sim_b_2

"Fabricating Jesus." Starts with some armchair psychoanalysis (no charge) about Robert Funk and J.M. Robinson. Let it be said plainly: any ex-fundamentalist who says he found his way to a more rational way of thinking will be slapped twice with a red herring saying his theological education and understanding is therefore impoverished (and, by implication, that if he weren't such a dolt in the spiritual department, perhaps he'd be more like me). A common trope nowadays.

http://www.amazon.com/Fabricating-Jesus ... pd_sim_b_6

"The Jesus Legend." Actually argues for historical reliability. A chapter title borrowed from Doherty responds to him.

http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Legend-The- ... d_sim_b_13

"Did Jesus Exist?" by Ehrman.

http://www.amazon.com/Did-Jesus-Exist-H ... pd_sim_b_4

"Bart Ehrman and..." poorly-considered cover and scope of rebuttal (since others have replied also) but that's just my opinion. You can get part of Price's essay free.

http://www.amazon.com/Ehrman-Quest-Hist ... d_sim_b_24

"The Christ Myth Theory and Its Problems." The most interesting visible portion is the introduction, a description of Price's journey.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Christ-Myth-T ... pd_sim_b_3

You can get Carrier's twelve rules of historical method for free, but do be warned that expertise is necessary to do good history (he said half-jokingly).

http://www.amazon.com/Proving-History-B ... pd_sim_b_3

David Fitzgerald has "Nailed."

http://www.amazon.com/Nailed-Christian- ... pd_sim_b_6

Raphael Lataster decides to start his two-part debunking of God and Jesus with the easy part (!?), Jesus.

http://www.amazon.com/there-was-Jesus-G ... pd_sim_b_2

Matthew McCormick argues against the Resurrection. I'm sorry, did somebody forget to give him the memo? The new evil atheist conspiracy denies the existence of Jesus. We decided it would save money on buying all the books in favor of the resurrection of Jesus. :popcorn:

http://www.amazon.com/Atheism-And-Case- ... d_sim_b_15

"Dethroning Jesus." Bock and Wallace take on some claims.

http://www.amazon.com/Dethroning-Jesus- ... d_sim_b_17

"The Missing Gospels." More reasons why Bauer is wrong.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Missing-Gospe ... pd_sim_b_6

"Making Sense of the New Testament." It's historically reliable.

http://www.amazon.com/Making-Sense-New- ... pd_sim_b_2

"The Power of Parable." Crossan takes a walk on the mythological side.

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Parable-Fic ... n+parables

"Who Do People Say That I Am?" V.K. Robbins style.

http://www.amazon.com/Who-People-Say-Re ... K.+Robbins

"Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?" Craig leads with an argument for the resurrection.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801021758

Dunn's series (at least his emphasis on memory) seems to be part of a trend inspiring the current (fourth?) quest for Jesus.

http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Jerusal ... gy_b_img_y

And of course there are many more... have fun.
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Post by Kunigunde Kreuzerin » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:56 am

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Post by Kunigunde Kreuzerin » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:06 am

I did not know where to put it
Cambridge Journals: To celebrate the 60th volume of New Testament Studies, the following key articles from the journal, selected by the current Editor Francis Watson, can be accessed, downloaded and shared at no cost until 31st December 2014.

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Re: some books you can read on amazon

Post by Blood » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:13 pm

Thanks.
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Re: some books you can read on amazon

Post by steve43 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:53 am

History?

Hagan takes the best early Judea-Christian sources- Josephus, Philo, and the New Testament- along with the best Roman sources and traces characters common to both. In doing so, Hagan comes up with a late-crucifixion timeline and some interesting conclusions on the role of the High Priesthood in Roman persecutions of A.D. 64.

http://www.amazon.com/Fires-Rome-Jesus- ... 0982082819

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Re: some books you can read on amazon

Post by Leucius Charinus » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:36 pm

Thanks PK: quite a haul of reading material ....
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