The Resource Cutting Jesus Down to Size: : What Higher Criticism Has Achieved and Where It Leaves Christianity, (ebook)

Cutting Jesus Down to Size: : What Higher Criticism Has Achieved and Where It Leaves Christianity, (ebook)

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Cutting Jesus Down to Size: : What Higher Criticism Has Achieved and Where It Leaves Christianity
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Cutting Jesus Down to Size:
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What Higher Criticism Has Achieved and Where It Leaves Christianity
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eng
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In this provocative book, noted scholar G. A. Wells tells the story of Higher Criticism: the close study of the scriptures that reveals difficulties and discrepancies. Wells traces the discipline's German beginnings, exploring the problems in the New Testament that prompted scholars to revise traditional theories of the scriptures' origins. Wells then traces the development and reception of these views from the 18th century to today. Drawing on current biblical scholarship, Wells explains how the Jesus of Paul's epistles differs radically from later versions and addresses conservative Christians' attempts to reconcile them. He carefully analyzes what the New Testament says about miracles, the Virgin Birth, the Nativity, Jesus' conflicting genealogies, the Resurrection, the post-Resurrection appearances, and the failed prophecies of imminent apocalypse. Wells persuasively profiles the New Testament as a fascinating but flawed collection of incompatible viewpoints, revealing Jesus as a shifting, ambiguous, legendary figure who reflected the evolving teachings of a fragmented, emotion-based cultic movement
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Midwest
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1926-
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Wells, George Albert
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226/.06
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non fiction
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Cutting Jesus Down to Size: : What Higher Criticism Has Achieved and Where It Leaves Christianity, (ebook)
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9780812698671
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MWT11810593
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Cutting Jesus Down to Size: : What Higher Criticism Has Achieved and Where It Leaves Christianity, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780812698671
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11810593
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11810593
System control number
MWT11810593
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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