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Historical Jesus

Christianity As Country Club

Scot McKnight | Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion
Scot McKnight

I want to suggest that the country club image for the Christian faith, its salvation culture, no matter how historic and vital to the Christian church's identity, inadequately frames what might be called its true "gospel culture."

Why The Birthplace Of Jesus Matters

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

While theories vary on who the "historical" Jesus really was, there's general agreement that Jesus was not born in Bethlehem. So why was it so important for the gospel writers to claim Bethlehem as Jesus' birthplace?

Understanding The Lord's Prayer With John Dominic Crossan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Ron Csillag Religion News Service (RNS) John Dominic Crossan is arguably the world's foremost scholar of the historical Jesus. Twenty-five years a...

Jesus Seminar Celebrates 25 Years Of Searching For The Historical Jesus

Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey Macdonald Religion News Service Since 1985, scholars affiliated with the Jesus Seminar have been casting doubt on the authenticity of ...

I'm Down with Jesus -- It's Christ That Gives Me Problems (Part 2)

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

In the teachings that we can reasonably attribute to Jesus himself, there is nothing -- not one thing -- that contradicts or breaks with the Judaism of what came to be called the "old" testament.

I'm Down With Jesus -- It's Christ That Gives Me Problems

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

For the past several years I've made an avocational study of Jesus and his followers in their historical context, with particular attention to the question of what we can reasonably think Jesus said.