The Historical Jesus: Five Views

At the beginning of twentieth century, Albert Schweitzer wrote a book called, The Quest of the Historical Jesus. In this book (which I highly recommend), Schweitzer guides the reader through the post-enlightenment attempts of (mostly […]

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The Historicized Jesus?

Apologetics and Theology

This is the last instalment in my series of responses to Robert Price’s Deconstructing Jesus. If you know his book, you will see that I am skipping his chapter on “Cruci-fiction.” The reason for this […]

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Sacred Scapegoat

In the sixth chapter of Robert Price’s Deconstructing Jesus, he focuses on the work of René Girard. The foundation of Girard’s theory is that there is literary theme of a crowd or mob grabbing an individual […]

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The Lost Gospel

Apologetics and Theology

In this post, I look at the fifth chapter of Robert Price’s Deconstructing Jesus. This chapter brings up some of the same concerns as were found in previous chapters. In this chapter, Price shares some […]

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Messiah as Mishnah

Apologetics and Theology

Continuing through Robert Price’s Deconstructing Jesus, we find more of Price’s assertions about the earliest beliefs of the Christians. Price attempts to argue that because of anachronisms, “the gospel traditions in question must be removed […]

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The Christ Cults

Christ

This is my response to the third chapter of Robert Price’s Deconstructing Jesus. Price, still arguing for a wide diversity among the earliest Christians, presents three “Christ cults.” When you hear the word ‘cult,’ don’t […]

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The Jesus Movements

Apologetics and Theology

In the second chapter of Deconstructing Jesus, Price continues to attempt a picture of the earliest church that differed on major issues. Price makes much of Q, the hypothetical document that contains sayings common to […]

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Reconstructing Christian Origins

Apologetics and Theology

I am currently reading Robert Price’s Deconstructing Jesus and I thought I would blog my reflections on each chapter. Although the book was published in 2000, Price is one of the few Jesus Mythicists who […]

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Tony Costa takes on Robert Price

Robert Price is a radical even among his Jesus Seminar colleagues in that he rejects the existence of Jesus.  Price has a new book out called Jesus is Dead. Tony Costa provides a very good […]

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Unmasking the Pagan Christ: The Documentary

In 2004, former Anglican priest and New Testament professor Tom Harpur wrote a book called The Pagan Christ, in which he argued that there was no historical Jesus but that the Gospels are Jewish versions […]

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