I liken this book to an "all-star game" -- neat concept, but not to be taken too seriously.
This is an excellent exchange of views, that should be of tremendous interest to those studying the historical Jesus, apologetics, the Jesus Seminar, etc.
Crossan fails to make any kind of case whatsover, much less a convincing one, and strikes me as someone who presupposes much of what he concludes.
Editor Paul Copan explained in the Introduction to this 1998 book, "In October 1994... a radio-show host ... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Steven H Propp
I highly recommend this book. I enjoyed the debate very much (I heard it as an audio file from the internet first) so I ended up getting this book so I could carry it with me and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by J. Chandler Arnett III
This is a very clear presentation of the empirical and traditional interpretations of historical events. While my conclusion is with more recent work by James D. G. Read morePublished 23 months ago by W. Jamison
The first half of the book is a transcript of a debate between Dr. Craig and Dr. Crossan moderated by William F. Buckley. Read morePublished on September 19, 2008 by Bobby Bambino
Crossan's refusal to seriously challenge Craig, and his views like "Did God exist in the times of the dinosaurs" is meaningless make this "debate" have very little common ground... Read morePublished on August 9, 2006 by John D. Lentz Jr.
Craig rightly reproves Crossan for what he regards his vague and mythological belief. If Jesus is not risen, we are wasting our time when we worship him. Read morePublished on June 13, 2005 by G. Stucco
This was billed as a debate-It was not-it was, instead an example of the Dumbing Down of Acadamia. Jesus, as later Roman and Jewish historians noted, (Tacitus, Usebius, Herodotus... Read morePublished on January 1, 2005 by JAMES O'GRADY
"Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up" features a debate between liberal and conservative Christians regarding the nature of Jesus. Read morePublished on October 18, 2004 by Reader From Aurora
This was a great book and I agree with the general observations of the vast majority of the reviewers. That is, Craig won hands down. Read morePublished on November 26, 2002