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Deconstructing Jesus

Author: Robert M Price
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2000.
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"In Deconstructing Jesus, author Robert M. Price argues that liberal Protestant scholars who produce reconstructions of the "historical Jesus" are, as Albert Schweitzer pointed out long ago, creating their own Jesus icons to authorize a liberal religious agenda. Price argues that there is good reason to believe that Jesus never existed as a historical figure, and that responsible historians must remain agnostic  Read more...
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Price, Robert M., 1954-
Deconstructing Jesus.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2000
(OCoLC)645298035
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christus; Jesus Christus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Price
ISBN: 1573927589 9781573927581
OCLC Number: 42413414
Description: 284 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Jesus Christ as the Effect of Christianity, Not the Cause 9 --
1. Reconstructing Christian Origins 21 --
2. Jesus Movements 47 --
3. Christ Cults 75 --
4. Messiah as Mishnah 97 --
5. Lost Gospel 113 --
6. Sacred Scapegoat 169 --
7. Cruci-Fiction? 213 --
8. Historicized Jesus? 227 --
Conclusion: The Many Behind the One 265.
Responsibility: Robert M. Price.

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"In Deconstructing Jesus, author Robert M. Price argues that liberal Protestant scholars who produce reconstructions of the "historical Jesus" are, as Albert Schweitzer pointed out long ago, creating their own Jesus icons to authorize a liberal religious agenda. Price argues that there is good reason to believe that Jesus never existed as a historical figure, and that responsible historians must remain agnostic about a "historical Jesus" and what he stood for."--Jacket.

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Deconstructing Jesus

by D.Ingolfsland (WorldCat user published 2006-09-18) Poor Permalink
Robert Price postulates that in early Judaism there must have been a “Joshua Messiah” myth and that the Gospel writers must have relied on this “Joshua Messiah” myth in creating a fictional story about Jesus of Nazareth by consulting their Hebrew Bible and various hero legends and then imagining what...
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