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Large numbers of atheists, humanists, and conspiracy theorists are raising one of the most pressing questions in the history of religion: "Did Jesus exist at all?" Was he invented out of whole cloth for nefarious purposes by those seeking to control the masses? Or was Jesus such a shadowy figure—far removed from any credible historical evidence—that he bears no meaningful resemblance to the person described in the Bible?
In Did Jesus Exist? historian and Bible expert Bart Ehrman confronts these questions, vigorously defends the historicity of Jesus, and provides a compelling portrait of the man from Nazareth. The Jesus you discover here may not be the Jesus you had hoped to meet—but he did exist, whether we like it or not.
Didn't Do It For Me... And I like Bart D. Ehrman. Tell you what though, Robert Price (Incredible Shrinking Son of Man: How Reliable Is the Gospel Tradition? Read morePublished 3 days ago by Bill Hilly
By Bart Ehrman, self proclaimed "former Christian, now agnostic, leaning towards atheism." The jacket is slightly deceiving if you are a Christian, in that in says on the... Read morePublished 11 days ago by L. Sandstrom
I am still reading this, but so far I really think it is well done. I am happy to see Mr. Ehrman write this book since he is known for more anti Christianity writings. Read morePublished 25 days ago by S. Gehret
A enjoyable read full of great and easy going scholarship by one of the modern masters of New Testament scholarship, Bart D. Ehrman. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daniel N. Gullotta
After reading this book, I no longer consider the author to be a unbiased authority on the subject of Jesus. His contradictions are legion. Read morePublished 1 month ago by William S. Barley
Too many times in "discussions" with friends and colleagues I go away wondering what point was made. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Larry Clark