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Searching for the real Jesus : Jesus, the Dead Sea scrolls and other religious themes

Searching for the real Jesus : Jesus, the Dead Sea scrolls and other religious themes

Author: Géza Vermès
Publisher: London : SCM Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
Vermes, best known for his work on the Dead Sea Scrolls, comments on a variety of contemporary religious themes such as The Da Vinci Code, Mel Gibson's infamous film The Passion of the Christ, Benedict XVI's book Jesus of Nazareth and the Gospel of Judas. Informed by the work of a world-class scholar, the short articles in this book open to the general reader the findings of some of the major discoveries of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vermès, Géza, 1924-2013.
Searching for the real Jesus.
London : SCM Press, 2009
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christus; Jesus Christus.; Judiska tolkningar av Jesus.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Géza Vermès
ISBN: 9780334048282 0334048281
OCLC Number: 1274239756
Notes: The item is a collection of lectures and articles from the press.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 185 pages)
Contents: Part one, Jesus. The age of Jesus --
Jesus the Jew --
The changing faces of Jesus in the New Testament and since --
Jesus God in spite of Himself : an interview with the Parisian magazine Le Point --
When you strip away all the pious fiction, what is left of the real Jesus? --
Jesus was a great man --
Benedict XVI and, Jesus of Nazareth : a review --
The truth about the historical Jesus --
Was Jesus really human? --
A television documentary on Christ and the British press : Channel 4's, Jesus : the evidence (April 1984) --
Part two, Christmas, Passion, Easter. The nativity narratives seen by a historian --
Matthew's nativity is charming and frightening . but it's a Jewish myth --
Celluloid brutality --
The Passion --
Caiaphas was innocent? --
Iscariot and the dark path to the field of blood --
The resurrection --
Part three, the Dead Sea scrolls. Secrets of the scrolls --
Dead Sea scrolls --
The Qumran community and the Essenes --
Midrash in the Dead Sea scrolls and the New Testament --
Part four, Miscellanea. The notion of the covenant in the Dead Sea scrolls --
Tax-collectors --
Christian origins in a nutshell --
The great Da Vinci Code distraction --
What's sex got to do with it? --
The evolution of religious ideas --
Let's hope Vatican politics do not hinder the Holy Spirit --
Moving on from reproach to rapprochement : the Pope and the President of Israel.
Responsibility: Geza Vermes.


Comments on a variety of contemporary religious themes such as "The Da Vinci Code", Mel Gibson's infamous film "The Passion of the Christ", Benedict XVI's book "Jesus of Nazareth" and the "Gospel of  Read more...


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