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Explaining Jesus : an interdisciplinary exploration of a phenomenon

Author: Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While countless books have been written on Jesus, Explaining Jesus integrates insights from across the disciplines, including social and natural sciences. This book explores the possibilities of a  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bennett-Carpenter, Benjamin, author.
Explaining Jesus
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2019
(DLC) 2018052767
Named Person: Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter
ISBN: 9781498533232 149853323X
OCLC Number: 1049796861
Description: xxxiii, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem of explaining Jesus --
Philosophies of being a person like Jesus: metaphysicalist, dualist, physicalist --
Discourse about Jesus: from the vernacular to the scholarly and scientific --
Discourse about Jesus in historical scholarship --
A turn to the sciences: an evolutionary, physicalist context for explaining Jesus --
Jesus as a person with special features: cognitive psychological applications toward explaining Jesus --
Experiencing Jesus as cultivated social practice: behavioral aspects of the phenomenon --
Toward explaining a personal relationship with Jesus: isolating and studying a phrase --
As a sign in complex systems --
As glocal sign of the people --
Critiqued and appropriated --
The hope of resurrection: beliefs, fantasies, misconceptions, present-day science, speculation, science fiction, and delusion --
Lessons learned, including all that is not explained, and final remarks.
Responsibility: Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter.

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