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Jesus: An Historian's Review of the Gospels

Jesus An Historian s Review of the Gospels The author looks at the gospels with an historian s eye in search of the authentic Jesus He seeks to separate those portions of the gospels that refer to the true career and teachings of Jesus from

  • Title: Jesus: An Historian's Review of the Gospels
  • Author: Michael Grant
  • ISBN: 9780020852513
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • The author looks at the gospels with an historian s eye, in search of the authentic Jesus He seeks to separate those portions of the gospels that refer to the true career and teachings of Jesus, from the subsequent additions or inventions by the evangelists The gospels are studied in the same way as other ancient historical sources, endeavouring to reconstruct what reallThe author looks at the gospels with an historian s eye, in search of the authentic Jesus He seeks to separate those portions of the gospels that refer to the true career and teachings of Jesus, from the subsequent additions or inventions by the evangelists The gospels are studied in the same way as other ancient historical sources, endeavouring to reconstruct what really happened and to uncover the truth of the historical Jesus The picture of Jesus that emerges is in some respects unfamiliar.

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    1. 2009-06 - Jesus: An Historian's Review of the Gospels. Author, Michael Grant. 264 pages. 1977.I picked this book up for free at a local library give away last year. I finally got around to reading it. I picked it up because I was familiar with the writer’s work on the Roman Army and wanted to see what he brought to the table on this topic.This book review has been one of the most difficult I have written. Partly because this book was very good, thought provoking, and I thought the author did a [...]

    2. A classical scholar and distinguished numismatist, Grant during his long life also wrote scores of popular books on topics related to ancient and imperial Rome, including this one in 1977, though I don’t believe it was one of his bigger sellers. Unlike the much more recent book by Reza Aslan this is not a biography of Jesus but, as the subtitle states, an historian’s take on the Christian Gospels. Still there is overlap and points of agreement, despite over three additional decades of schola [...]

    3. To be completely honest, I'm not quite sure what to say about this book. I came in with no preconceptions whatsoever. I had never heard of Michael Grant at all, much less this specific book. I simply happened to come across it while looking for some new reading material in my local library and decided to give it a read.It had amazing and insightful high points but when there were low points they were very, very low. Unfortunately for my review, this boils down and averages out to mediocre.Michae [...]

    4. Grant makes Jesus' failed ministry sound much more interesting than I had ever thought possible. His failure makes his triumph after his death that much more amazing. There's nothing new in this book to anyone who has read any biblical criticism, but it is cogently argued and logically arranged. Every now and then I demanded to know his source for his assertions and have made note of them for further review, but I think Grant knows his onions here. And besides, he looked really cute in those sho [...]

    5. While Michael Grant was certainly a competent scholar and writer, his popular works have been usually unsatisfying, probably because they repeat so much that is already familiar. This is particularly the case with his biographies of ancient persons.Jesus is such a case. At best, it was a refresher. There was nothing new to it either in terms of evidences or in terms of interpretation. A Christian might find this book helpful, however, in that it does treat the historical Jesus much as a normal b [...]

    6. I very much enjoyed reading this book with it's emphasis on the historical aspects of the life and times of Jesus. These aspects were unfortunately ignored or rather skewed in my upbringing. I felt the book needed to provide a little more investigation and analysis of the resurrection stories. Otherwise a rigorous treatment of the subject matter.

    7. Good grief, did this author work hard to produce this readable, intelligent book. Knowledge of ancient languages such as aramaic, greek, and hebrew, and first century culture - especially the diverse streams of Judaism- is just a starting point. It only rarely foregrounds its own 1970's origin.

    8. Grant does an admirable job of applying historical methods to a reading of the gospels. This is a brief but fairly convincing account of the man Jesus might have been, had we only historical tools in order to understand him.

    9. Though perhaps a bit dated in some of the research presented and interpenetration of traditional points of view, this book remains a good dock to jump from in considering the significance and work of the historical Jesus.

    10. Very good book, but it is difficult to read for vocabulary. Moreover, I strong recommend to have knowledge about gospels. I dont recommend this book to people whose dont like to thinking about your religion or about real story of Jesus.

    11. Read this book about 30 years ago. Still refer back to it at times. It is not the best read on the subject but still worth the time. Nothing really new here.

    12. I thought this was a really interesting perspective, and made a lot of sense, although it does feel a little outdated in places.

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