Description: Even mature Christians have trouble defending the person and divinity of Christ. The Jesus Legend builds a convincing interdisciplinary case for the unique and plausible position of Jesus in human history. He was real and his presence on the planet has been well-documented. The authors of the New Testament didnt plant evidence, though each writer did tell the truth from a unique perspective. This book carefully investigates the Gospel portraits of Jesusparticularly the Synoptic Gospelsassessing what is reliable history and fictional legend. The authors contend that a cumulative case for the general reliability of the Synoptic Gospels can be made and boldly challenge those who question the veracity of the Jesus found there.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Literature
Review by Ken Olson
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Citation: Ken Olson, review of Paul Rhodes Eddy and Gregory A. Boyd, The Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
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