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Wells, George Albert 1926-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 136 publications in 3 languages and 5,699 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  History  Biography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BT303.2, 401
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Most widely held works by George Albert Wells
Language : its origin and its relation to thought by F. R. H Englefield ( Book )
9 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The historical evidence for Jesus by George Albert Wells ( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this thoroughly researched study, G.A. Wells has squarely faced the question of whether a man named Jesus lived, preached, healed, and died in Palestine during the early years of the first century of the Christian era, or indeed at any time. Building on the biblical studies of Christian theologians, Dr. Wells soberly demonstrates that we have no reliable eyewitnesses to the events depicted in the New Testament. The Historical Evidence for Jesus is not a frontal attack on Christians per se; rather it is an easily understood but scholarly examination of the evidence for many long-accepted notions about the "biography" of the man called Jesus. This book takes up and quotes extensively from the Epistles and the Gospels of the New Testament, thus letting the evidence speak for itself in words familiar to every Bible reader. - Jacket flap
Did Jesus exist? by George Albert Wells ( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Jesus of the early Christians : a study in Christian origins by George Albert Wells ( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The origin of language : aspects of the discussion from Condillac to Wundt by George Albert Wells ( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herder and after; a study in the development of sociology by George Albert Wells ( Book )
11 editions published in 1959 in English and Dutch and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mind at work and play by F. R. H Englefield ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who was Jesus? : a critique of the New Testament record by George Albert Wells ( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What do we know about the historical origins of Christianity? How reliable are the 27 books of the New testament? Is Jesus a historical or a legendary figure?In the last 150 years, scholars have established many facts about the New testament, facts still largely unknown to the general public or to most church members. They have shown that the letters of Paul are earlier than the gospels and that many of the gospel stories about Jesus were unknown to Paul, that the earliest New Testament gospel is Mark and that the other gospels draw upon Mark and a now-lost gospel scholars call "
The Jesus legend by George Albert Wells ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Tell, who, like Jesus, are not attested to by any surviving contemporary records. In The Jesus Legend, G.A. Wells explains how the story of Jesus developed through telling and re-telling, from an early version in the letters of Paul (who does not mention Jesus in connection with any specific time or place) to the more elaborate and detailed pictures later presented in the New Testament gospels. Professor Wells also replies to recent criticisms of his own radical
The Jesus myth by George Albert Wells ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The plays of Grillparzer by George Albert Wells ( Book )
5 editions published in 1969 in English and Multiple languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belief and make-believe : critical reflections on the sources of credulity by George Albert Wells ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why do so many people - sometimes even intelligent people - swallow the preposterous claims of religion? G.A. Wells, the leading freethinker of our time, tries to shed light on this puzzle in his entertaining and enormously learned book, Belief and Make-Believe.Professor Wells begins by analyzing the nature of belief. To dispel popular confusions on the relation between words and thoughts, he compares the thinking process of scientists, laymen, and chimpanzees.The power of emotion and instinct to help form people's ideological outlooks is analyzed by preference to "
Religious postures : essays on modern Christian apologists and religious problems by George Albert Wells ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critique of pure verbiage : essays on abuses of language in literary, religious, and philosophical writings by F. R. H Englefield ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What's in a name? : reflections on language, magic, and religion by George Albert Wells ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goethe and the development of science, 1750-1900 by George Albert Wells ( Book )
4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Can we trust the New Testament? : thoughts on the reliability of early Christian testimony by George Albert Wells ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J M Robertson (1856-1933) : liberal, rationalist, and scholar ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The old faith & the new by David Friedrich Strauss ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cutting Jesus down to size : what higher criticism has achieved and where it leaves Christianity by George Albert Wells ( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this provocative book, noted scholar G. A. Wells tells the story of Higher Criticism: the close study of the scriptures that reveals difficulties and discrepancies. Wells traces the discipline's German beginnings, exploring the problems in the New Testament that prompted scholars to revise traditional theories of the scriptures' origins. Wells then traces the development and reception of these views from the 18th century to today. Drawing on current biblical scholarship, Wells explains how the Jesus of Paul's epistles differs radically from later versions and addresses conservative Chr
 
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Wells, G. A.
Wells, G. A., 1926-
Wells, G. A. (George Albert), 1926-
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