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The authentic gospel of Jesus

Author: Géza Vermès
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2003.
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"There can be no doubt that Jesus, 'a religious genius', as Geza Vermes describes him, lived and taught in Palestine some 2,000 years ago. The influence he has had is incalculable. How, though, can we distinguish between the doctrines that have been shaped to the needs of the burgeoning Christian church and the original views laid out by the Master himself? How can we dig back through the additions,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vermès, Géza, 1924-
Authentic gospel of Jesus.
London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2003
Online version:
Vermès, Géza, 1924-
Authentic gospel of Jesus.
London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2003
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.; Jesus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Géza Vermès
ISBN: 071399567X 9780713995671
OCLC Number: 54495221
Description: xviii, 445 pages : 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: Narratives and commands --
Controversy stories --
Words on wisdom --
Teaching in parables --
Quoting or interpreting Scripture --
Prayers and related instructions --
'Son of man' sayings --
Sayings about the kingdom of God --
Eschatological rules of behaviour --
Toward the authentic gospel.
Responsibility: Geza Vermes.
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In this work, Vermes subjects all the sayings of Jesus to an informed scrutiny. The result is a book which scrapes aside the accretions of centuries, attempting to come close to the true Jesus.  Read more...


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