Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The Case Against The Case... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Book is in very good condition with minor wear to cover, tight binding. Text is clean of any markings, writing, or highlighting.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.99
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Case Against The Case For Christ: A New Testament Scholar Refutes the Reverend Lee Strobel Paperback – February 15, 2010

3.5 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$21.95
$21.95 $11.71

Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus by James Martin
"Seven Last Words" by James Martin
Best-selling author Father James Martin offers a series of meditations on the seven sayings Jesus made from the cross. Learn more | See related books
$21.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Case Against The Case For Christ: A New Testament Scholar Refutes the Reverend Lee Strobel
  • +
  • The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus (Case for ... Series)
Total price: $30.94
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Robert M. Price was reared a fundamentalist and became president of a chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and for a time was an apologist of the sort he refuted in Beyond born Again, Deconstructing Jesus, The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man, and Jesus Is Dead. He holds a PhD in Systematic Theology and a second PhD in New Testament from Drew University. He has served as Professor of Religion at Mount Olive College in North Carolina and is a member of The Jesus Seminar and The Jesus Project.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: American Atheist Press (February 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578840058
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578840052
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #725,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Robert M. Price (Selma, NC), professor of scriptural studies at the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary, is the editor (with Jeffery Jay Lowder) of The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave and the Journal of Higher Criticism. He is also the author of Top Secret: The Truth Behind Today's Pop Mysticisms; The Paperback Apocalypse: How the Christian Church Was Left Behind; The Reason-Driven Life: What Am I Here on Earth For? and many other works.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I feel a bit odd writing a review of Robert Price's book. After all Robert Price's book is basically a review of Lee Strobel's book, so what I'm writing here is essentially a book review of a book review.

At any rate, here it goes:

It's actually quite a good and well researched book; however it takes longer to read through it than the average 258 page book because of Price's writing style. You see when Lee Strobel wrote his book, "The Case for Christ" it was a feel good book that was short on facts and long on fluff. It was easy to digest because there wasn't much there for your brain to do. It was rather a lot like watching a Saturday morning cartoon.

Reading Robert Price's book is a lot more like sitting in a university classroom and listening to a lecture by a highly respected university professor. Every page is filled with well researched facts and scholarly detail. Robert Price quite obviously put A LOT of work into writing this book. He takes every feel-good talking point that Strobel's Christian apologists used in "The Case for Christ" and he uses careful research, analysis and cold hard facts to tear the Christian talking points to shreds.

An excellent example of this is on pages 127-128:

"McRay is like the Hebrews enslaved by Pharaoh, only he is enslaved to the doctrine of biblical inerrancy. If the Hebrews had to make bricks without straw, McRay is grasping at straws without straw. This ancient decree is much too weak a reed to pull him out of the quicksand. Can he really not see the difference between what Gaius Vibius Maximus commands and what Luke describes?
Read more ›
4 Comments 99 of 125 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This book incinerates Lee Strobel's book along with the evangelical apologists he interviews, including Craig L. Blomberg, Gregory Boyd, Ben Witherington III, D.A. Carson, William Lane Craig, Gary Habermas, J.P. Moreland, and others. However, I doubt many of the people who read Strobel's book will read Price's book, not the least of which because understanding Price might demand a better understanding of the issues than the cream puff book Strobel wrote for the average person in the pew, but also because Price seems so disgusted with evangelical apologists at this point in his career he can't hide it.

But that doesn't bother Bob, since by now he knows they aren't listening anyway, like the proverbial Three Wise Monkeys, except that only the middle monkey is left who "hears no evil," which is the so-called "evil" coming from skeptics like him. It seems to me he's given up trying to reach across the divide, at least in this book anyway. He's made all of these arguments before ad nauseam and yet these apologists keep on down the road just like the Emperor who had no clothes on, willingly ignorant that they are naked. So why bother trying again? They haven't listened, really listened, to what he's repeatedly said before anyway.

Bob is preaching to the choir for the most part, or at least people willing to learn. But what a wonderful sermon it is! It'll make you laugh as well as think, which is what a good sermon ought to do. Too bad these apologists can only make us laugh--at themselves. Price makes the case against Strobel's case in such a convincing manner that these apologists must be willfully ignorant. Bob repeatedly makes the distinction between historians and apologists. A historian wants to know what happened. The apologist doesn't care what happened.
Read more ›
150 Comments 178 of 236 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I love listening to Robert M Price on Youtube and his podcasts. And his books are great, too. We've been drowning in an ocean of Christian, apologetic nonsense for way too long in this country, and it's high time someone finally "blew the gaff" on all of it.

So many Christian apologists have evolved shifty, oily, even furtive defenses for the historical origins of Christianity, origins which most Bible scholars have long recognised as highly questionable. And to avoid offending the "tender consciences" of the faithful, too many Bible scholars have ignored or even suppressed this inconvenient knowledge.

Not so, Robert M Price! He tells it like it is, and Christians will have to take it.
Comment 5 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The book is brilliant. The author cares nothing about opinions without evidentiary support. He gets credibility by acknowledging his admiration for Mr. O'Reilly while criticzing his book. I have read his work before and am always impressed. More importantly, I am not a scholar. I am not a biblical scholar. I am a 64 year old person who reads biblical scholars because of interest and because they teach me.

One small criticism. The author and I do not share political views. I have no problem reading views which differ from mine. Here however, they seem to be offered gratuitously and seemingly as a shared joke. "Grumpy" liberals? Benghazi (sp.)? Holder? These references are distractions. They do not belong in a work this good.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Other reviewers have already said most of what I wanted to say and did so very well. I always enjoy Price's work and this one is no different. Bob has an axe to grind here. He has no intention of taking an even handed approach. He wades into the apologists with abandon, laying waste to their claims. I started out as a devout, believing Christian who only wanted to know more about the Bible. I was particularly interested in the first 3 centuries C.E. In a very short while, I was having trouble with the available apologetics. I wanted to know exactly how we came from a teacher and his few followers to an organized orthodoxy. Boy, did I get my eyes opened! This gets down to my, and Price's problem with apologists. To them, anything is fair if it can be used to strengthen their case. But they have virtually no case. To try to sell faith in God and Jesus like a snake oil salesman does no service to their cause. It is all about faith. They shouldn't go around trying to "prove" the historical accuracy of the Bible. Faith is a belief in things not seen. I don't think Bob Price has a problem with people who might say that, in spite of a lack of historical evidence, they believe there was such a person as Jesus based on faith. Like most of Bob's writings, the very people who most need to seriously read this book, won't. A pity. He is a fine writer who really knows the Bible.
Comment 40 of 60 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Case Against The Case For Christ: A New Testament Scholar Refutes the Reverend Lee Strobel
This item: The Case Against The Case For Christ: A New Testament Scholar Refutes the Reverend Lee Strobel
Price: $21.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: frank case