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8978-0-8254-4284-119.99Paperback6x9416pagesBiblicalStudiesJesustheGospelsandActsKregelAcademicRightsWorldNovember27201440QuestionsAbouttheHistoricalJesus40QUESTIONSSERIESCMarvinPateBenjaminLMerkleserieseditorC.MarvinPatePhDMarquetteUniversityisprofessorofbiblicalstudiesatOuachitaBaptistUniversity.HeistheauthorandeditorofnumerousworksincludingFourViewsontheBookofRevelationTeWritingsofJohnRomanseachtheextCommentarySeriesFromPlatotoJesusandApostleoftheLastDays.ContentsPart1BackgroundQuestionsAbouttheHistoricalJesusAQuestionsRelatedtotheQuestfortheHistoricalJesusBQuestionsRelatedtotheSourcesoftheHistoricalJesusPart2QuestionsAboutJesusBirthandChildhoodPart3QuestionsAboutJesusLifeandeachingAnswerstocriticalquestionsregardingthestudyoftheJesusofhistoryandtheChristoffaithheconclusionsofthequestforthehis-toricalJesuswhichcaststhemajorityofChristslifeasamythareastarkcontrasttotheorthodoxviewofChristaspresentedintheBible.Patedemonstratesthatacrit-icalanalysisofthegospeltextalongwithhistoricalandculturalmethodsofinvesti-gationactuallypointtowardanorthodoxviewofChrist.TisworkarguesthatthecanonicalGospelsarethemosttrustworthyinforma-tionwehaveaboutthegospelwritersaswellasthelifeandministryofJesusincludinghisdeathvisittohadesresurrectionandascension.ReaderswillbeencouragedbythereliabilityoftheGospelwriterstherealityofJesushumanityanddeityandtheinferiorityoftheapocryphalgospels.Awide-ranginguser-friendlyresourcethatservesasacompetentguidethroughthethicketofquestionsandcontroversiesthatsurroundthehistoricalJesus.PaulRhodesEddyProfessorofBiblicalandTeologicalStudiesBethelUniversityMarvinPatecutsthroughthemediahypeandsensationalclaimsaboutJesusandprovidessolidanswerstochallengingquestions.PateisaseasonedscholarwhoseyearsofresearchandwritingshinethroughoneverypageblowingawaythecobwebsofantiquitywhilerefusingtopolishupJesusaccordingtorecenttrends.RodneyReevesProfessorDeanSouthwestBaptistUniversityTHEOLOGY