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Jesus: A Biography
Tārrech, Armand Puig I

Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2011 pp. xvi + 674. $69.95

Description: What do we really know about Jesus of Nazareth? Two thousand years after his death, this adored yet controversial figure continues to raise a wealth of questions. In Jesus: A Biography, celebrated Catalan New Testament scholar Armand Puig i Tārrech weaves a comprehensive historical narrative to answer many of the most intriguing questions about Jesus. What do we know about the way Jesus was raised? Why did he spend so much time with social outcasts? How did he simultaneously attract loyal followers and fierce adversaries? What did his words and actions mean? What can be said about his death and resurrection from a historical perspective? Puig i Tàrrech highlights Jesus most profound and distinctive features--from his purposeful identification with the sick and poor and his relationship with his devoted followers to his astute trust in Gods care of human history--bringing into view a vivid, active, and believable Jesus.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Johannine Literature, John, Literature

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Review by V. George Shillington
Published 10/4/2012
Citation: V. George Shillington, review of Armand Puig I Tārrech, Jesus: A Biography, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2012).

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