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If anything, I believe Van Voorst is a just a little too cautious.
Overall, this book is highly recommended to those seeking information on the references to Jesus found outside the New Testament in non-Christian writings.
Indeed, Van Voorst is one of the few contemporary New Testament scholars to devote much time to the Jesus Myth.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the extra-canonical
sources for the historical Jesus and I gave it a 3-star rating because though
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The author wrote in the Preface to this 2000 book, "This book examines the ancient evidence from outside the New Testament for the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Steven H Propp
I bought this book with a genuine curiosity, a real interest to discover what evidence there may be for the existence of the character Jesus Christ as portrayed in the gospels. Read morePublished on January 19, 2012 by nbfsinger
This is THE best book on the subject. For an academic scholar, Van Voorst writes really well, and does a good job at holding your attention. Read morePublished on September 1, 2006 by Dr. Marc Axelrod
This is your one-stop shopping place for reviewing the modern status of the historical Jesus discussion outside of the Bible. Read morePublished on April 23, 2005 by Mark Lee
Judging this book by its cover, you would expect a discussion of references to Jesus outside the New Testament. And that you do get. Read morePublished on August 12, 2004 by C. Price
As a nontheist who thinks there was a historical Jesus, I often find myself caught between two extremes. Read morePublished on December 28, 2000 by email@example.com