Jesus, Man Or Myth?
InJesus, Man or Myth Carsten Peter Thiede asks, can we discover the truth about the historical Jesus? These includequestions such as: ^Did Jesus really exist? ^ How do we know the stories about him are true? ...
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InJesus, Man or Myth Carsten Peter Thiede asks, can we discover the truth about the historical Jesus? These includequestions such as:
^Did Jesus really exist?
^ How do we know the stories about him are true?
^ How was he born?
^ What was his place in Jewish tradition?
^ Wasn't he just a good man and charismatic leader?
^ Who did he think he was?
^ How could he be God and man at the same time?
^ Did he really do miracles?
^What was so special about his teaching?
^ Did he really die on the cross?
^ Did he really rise from the dead?
^^A respected theologian and biblical scholar responds to questions about the historical Jesus.
In 'Jesus, Man or Myth?', Carsten Peter Thiede, a respected theologian and biblical scholar, responds to questions about the historical Jesus.
Jesus Christ is one of the most revered and, at the same time, maligned figures in human history. What is the truth about him? Can we reliably know anything at all? Here, a leading historian and theologian faces head-on the difficult questions and evidence about the historical Jesus. Anyone with an interest in history and religious belief will find Jesus, Man or Myth? both fascinating and challenging.
Until his death in December 2004, Carsten Theide was Professor of New Testament History and Papyrology at The State Independent Theological College (STH Basle), and taught at the Department of International Studies at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. His book, The Jesus Papyrus, co-written with Matthew d'Ancona, was a major bestseller. Born in 1952, Thiede held academic posts at the universities of Berlin, Geneva and Oxford. He is a member of the International Papyrologists' Association and a board member of the History Department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. His wife is English and they have three children. He was ordained an Anglican priest in November 1999.
- Each Chapter Tackles A Different Question. These Include: * Did Jesus Really Exist? * How Do We Know The Stories About Him Are True? * How Was He Born? * What Was His Place In Jewish Tradition? * Wasn't He Just A Good Man And Charismatic Leader? * Who Did He Think He Was? * How Could He Be God And Man At The Same Time? * Did He Really Do Miracles? * What Was So Special About His Teaching? * Did He Really Die On The Cross? * Did He Really Rise From The Dead?