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The Case For Jesus

Brant Pitre
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"This book will prove to be a most effective weapon… against the debunking and skeptical attitudes toward the Gospels that are so prevalent, not only in academe, but also on the street, among young people who, sadly, are leaving the Churches in droves." - Robert Barron, author of Catholicism

For well over a hundred years now, many scholars have questioned the historical truth of the Gospels, claiming that they were originally anonymous. Others have even argued that Jesus of Nazareth did not think he was God and never claimed to be divine.
In The Case for Jesus, Dr. Brant Pitre, the bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, goes back to the sources-the biblical and historical evidence for Christ-in order to answer several key questions, including:


• Were the four Gospels really anonymous?
• Are the Gospels folklore? Or are they biographies?
• Were the four Gospels written too late to be reliable?
• What about the so-called "Lost Gospels," such as "Q" and the Gospel of Thomas?
• Did Jesus claim to be God?
• Is Jesus divine in all four Gospels? Or only in John?
• Did Jesus fulfill the Jewish prophecies of the Messiah?
• Why was Jesus crucified?
• What is the evidence for the Resurrection?
As The Case for Jesus will show, recent discoveries in New Testament scholarship, as well as neglected evidence from ancient manuscripts and the early church fathers, together have the potential to pull the rug out from under a century of skepticism toward the traditional Gospels. Above all, Pitre shows how the divine claims of Jesus of Nazareth can only be understood by putting them in their ancient Jewish context.

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"This book will prove to be a most effective weapon… against the debunking and skeptical attitudes toward the Gospels that are so prevalent, not only in academe, but also on the street, among young people who, sadly, are leaving the Churches in droves." - Robert Barron, author of Catholicism

For well over a hundred years now, many scholars have questioned the historical truth of the Gospels, claiming that they were originally anonymous. Others have even argued that Jesus of Nazareth did not think he was God and never claimed to be divine.
In The Case for Jesus, Dr. Brant Pitre, the bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, goes back to the sources-the biblical and historical evidence for Christ-in order to answer several key questions, including:


• Were the four Gospels really anonymous?
• Are the Gospels folklore? Or are they biographies?
• Were the four Gospels written too late to be reliable?
• What about the so-called "Lost Gospels," such as "Q" and the Gospel of Thomas?
• Did Jesus claim to be God?
• Is Jesus divine in all four Gospels? Or only in John?
• Did Jesus fulfill the Jewish prophecies of the Messiah?
• Why was Jesus crucified?
• What is the evidence for the Resurrection?
As The Case for Jesus will show, recent discoveries in New Testament scholarship, as well as neglected evidence from ancient manuscripts and the early church fathers, together have the potential to pull the rug out from under a century of skepticism toward the traditional Gospels. Above all, Pitre shows how the divine claims of Jesus of Nazareth can only be understood by putting them in their ancient Jewish context.

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Meet the Author

Brant Pitre

Brant Pitre (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Donum Dei Professor of Word and Sacrament at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, Louisiana. He holds an M.T.S. in biblical studies and theology from Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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A Must-Read
5 stars By Dr. Bernard Low, Jul 03 2018
This book by Roman Catholic biblical scholar Brant Pitre is a must-read. Against revisionist scholarship - if it can be so-called - which claims that Jesus did not claim to be God and that the New Testament gospel accounts of Jesus are not reliable, Pitre does a masterful job in dismantling the premises of these revisionist scholars and defending the historical reliability of the Four Gospels. He also does a great job in showing how Jesus did clearly refer to Himself as not only the Messiah but also God. Pitre makes judicious use of the Church Fathers as well as Jewish sources to inform and illuminate his discussions. For anyone interested in apologetics and also the Quest for the Historical Jesus, this is a great, helpful and very readable book! Highly recommended!
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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 448729
  • Product Code 9780770435493
  • ISBN 0770435491
  • EAN 9780770435493
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Christology
  • Publisher Penguin Random House
  • Publication Date Feb 2016
  • Sales Rank #54326
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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