Dethroning Jesus : exposing popular culture's quest to unseat the biblical Christ / Darrell L. Bock and Daniel B. Wallace. [print]Material type: TextPublication details: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [(c)2007. Description: ix, 237 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 078522615X; 9780785226154Subject(s): Jesus Christ | Historicity of Jesus Christ | Religion | Divinity of Christ | ApologeticsLOC classification: BT304.9.D484 2007BT304.9.W188.D484 2007Online resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
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Darrell Bock teams with Daniel Wallace to help lay readers separate fact from fiction and help from hype in the recent best-selling Jesus books and television specials. There is a quest going on. It's the quest to reduce Jesus to a mythic legend or to nothing more than a mere man. Scholars such as Elaine Pagels and James Tabor are using such recent discoveries as the Gospel of Judas and the Gospel of Thomas to argue that the Christ of Christianity is a contrived figure and that a different Christ-one human and not divine-is the "true" Christ. In his trademark easy-to-understand style Darrell Bock takes on these attempts to redefine Jesus in a convincing, winsome way that will help readers understand that the orthodox understanding of Christ and his divinity is as trustworthy and sure as it ever was.
Introduction: A tale of two Jesus stories: Christianity versus Jesusanity Claim 1: The original New Testament has been corrupted by copyists so badly that it can't be recovered Claim 2: Those secret Gnostic gospels such as Judas show the existence of early alternative Christianities Claim 3: The Gospel of Thomas radically alters our understanding of the real Jesus Claim 4: Jesus's message was fundamentally political and social Claim 5: Paul took captive the original movement of Jesus and James, moving it from a Jewish reform effort to a movement that exalted Jesus and included Gentiles Claim 6: Jesus's tomb has been found and His resurrection and ascension did not involve a physical departure Conclusion: A look at some popular claims about Jesus.
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