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Price is at it again, as cutting and witty as ever,
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This review is from: The Case Against The Case For Christ: A New Testament Scholar Refutes the Reverend Lee Strobel (Paperback)
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.