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After more than a century of New Testament scholarship, it has become clear that the Jesus of the gospels is a fictive amalgam, reflecting the hopes and beliefs of the early Christian community and revealing very little about the historical Jesus. Over the millennia since the beginning of Christianity various congregations, from fundamentalist to liberal, have tended to produce a Jesus figurehead that functions as a symbolic cloak for their specific theological agendas.

Through extensive research and fresh textual insights Robert M. Price paves the way for a new reconstruction of Christian origins. Moving beyond the work of Burton L. Mack and John Dominic Crossan on Jesus movements and Christ cults, which shows how the various Jesus figures may have amalgamated into the patchwork savior of Christian faith, Price takes an innovative approach. He links the work of F.C. Baur, Walter Bauer, Helmut Koester, and James M. Robinson with that of early Christ-myth theorists-two camps of biblical analysis that have never communicated.

Arguing that perhaps Jesus never existed as a historical figure, Price maintains an agnostic stance, while putting many puzzles and scholarly debates in a new light.

He also incorporates neglected parallels from Islam, the Baha'i Faith, and Buddhism. Deconstructing Jesus provides a valuable bridge between New Testament scholarship and early freethinkers in a refreshing cross-fertilization of perspectives.

Book News Annotation:

Price (biblical criticism, Center for Inquiry Institute) adopts an agnostic stand on the issue of whether an historical Jesus existed and surveys the ways in which early Jesus movements and more modern accounts of Jesus of Nazareth framed their ideas about the life of Jesus to fit a wide range of belief systems and theological agendas.
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Synopsis:

Moving beyond recent work on Jesus movements and Christ cults, Price links the approaches of F.C. Baur, Walter Bauer, Helmut Koester, and James M. Robinson with early Christ-myth theorists. He also incorporates neglected parallels from Islam, the Baha'i Faith, and Buddhism. The result is a refreshing cross-fertilization of perspectives.

About the Author

Robert M. Price, Ph.D. (Selma, NC), professor of scriptural studies at the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary, is the editor (with Jeffery Jay Lowder) of The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave and the Journal of Higher Criticism. He is also the author of Top Secret: The Truth Behind Todays Pop Mysticisms; The Paperback Apocalypse: How the Christian Church Was Left Behind; The Reason-Driven Life: What Am I Here on Earth For?; The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man; and Deconstructing Jesus; among other works.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573927581
Author:
Price, Robert M.
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Author:
Price, Robert M.
Location:
Amherst, N.Y. :
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Jesus christ
Subject:
Theology - General
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - New Testament
Subject:
Historicity
Subject:
Bible - Controversial Speculation
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Christology
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - New Testament
Subject:
Christian Theology - Christology
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Controversial Speculation
Subject:
Church history - Pr
Subject:
Jesus Christ -- Historicity.
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
RELIGION / Christianity/History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Volume:
98-133
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
8.38x6.00x.81 in. .92 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Moving beyond recent work on Jesus movements and Christ cults, Price links the approaches of F.C. Baur, Walter Bauer, Helmut Koester, and James M. Robinson with early Christ-myth theorists. He also incorporates neglected parallels from Islam, the Baha'i Faith, and Buddhism. The result is a refreshing cross-fertilization of perspectives.
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