The Nazarene Gospel Restored

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Carcanet, 2010 - Religion - 1045 pages
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Drawing upon Jewish scholarship and a vast knowledge of the ancient world, this extraordinary account attempts to reconstruct the historical Jesus by placing emphasis on the narrative of his life. Similar to The Da Vinci Code in mood, this revised edition untangles the distortions and age-old problems of the original texts to uncover the truth behind Jesus's words and actions. It also includes a detailed account of the composition and reception of the book--when it first published, it was deemed controversial, its reviews were hostile, and its author was twice sued for libel.

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The provocative thesis of this extensive book of Biblical criticism is that the four canonical Gospels cannot be regarded as a true and historical picture of Jesus, or as an accurate description of ... Read full review

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An interesting theory about the acts and teachings of Jesus, based on the idea that Jesus was of Davidian descent and was adopted into the Levite tribe at the time of his baptism by John. The object ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Robert Graves was an English poet, classical scholar, novelist, and critic who is best known for Greek Myths, I, Claudius, and The White Goddess. Joshua Podro was a journalist, a secretary of the British section of the World Jewish Congress, and a member of the Zionist Organization Executive at the 20th Zionist Congress in Geneva. He and Robert Graves are the coauthors of Jesus in Rome. John Presley is an English professor, a provost, and the vice president for academic affairs at Illinois State University. He has published almost 40 pieces of scholarship on Robert Graves, including The Robert Graves Manuscripts and Letters at Southern Illinois University: An Inventory. He lives in Normal, Illinois.

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