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Jesus : an historian's review of the Gospels

Author: Michael Grant; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The author looks at the gospels with an historian's eye, in search of the authentic Jesus. He seeks to separate those portions of the gospels that refer to the true career and teachings of Jesus, from the subsequent additions or inventions by the evangelists. The gospels are studied in the same way as other ancient historical sources, endeavouring to reconstruct what really happened and to uncover the truth of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christus.; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christus.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Grant; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0684148897 9780684148892
OCLC Number: 3054550
Description: 261 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: DISASTER AND TRIUMPH: Failure in Galilee --
Fatal challenge in Jerusalem --
The end --
From disaster to triumph --
Epilogue : Jesus then and now --
Appendix : Attitudes to the evidence --
List of abbreviations used in the notes --
Notes --
Ancient writing and terms --
Short bibliography --
Index --
Maps are between pages 64 and 68.
Responsibility: Michael Grant.

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"The author looks at the gospels with an historian's eye, in search of the authentic Jesus. He seeks to separate those portions of the gospels that refer to the true career and teachings of Jesus, from the subsequent additions or inventions by the evangelists. The gospels are studied in the same way as other ancient historical sources, endeavouring to reconstruct what really happened and to uncover the truth of the historical Jesus. The picture of Jesus that emerges is in some respects unfamiliar."--Amazon.com prod. desc.

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