Over the past hundred years, scholars have attacked the historical truth of the Gospels and argued that they were originally anonymous and filled with contradictions. In The Case for Jesus, Brant Pitre taps in to the wells of Christian scripture, history, and tradition to ask and answer a number of different questions, including: If we don't know who wrote the Gospels, how can we trust them? How are the four Gospels different from other Gospels, such as the lost Gospel of "Q" and the Gospel of Thomas? How can the four Gospels be historically true when there are differences between them? How much faith should be put into these writings?
As The Case for Jesus will show, recent discoveries in New Testament scholarship as well as neglected evidence from ancient manuscripts and the early church fathers together have the potential to pull the rug out from under a century of skepticism toward the apostolic authorship and historical truth of the traditional Gospels.
©2016 Brant Pitre (P)2016 Random House Audio
"I've lost count how many times I've heard critics say the Gospels are late, anonymous, and untrustworthy sources that don't prove the divinity of Christ. At last there is a book that refutes these claims with scholarly rigor while still being an enjoyable read for lay persons." (Trent Horn, author of Answering Atheism)
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Full of great insights about Jesus and the Bible, highly recommend. Whether you are a Christian or not I think you will find Pitre's presentation of the subject fair, scholarly, yet approachable. He makes a surprisingly convincing case for the historicity of the gospels and Jesus claims to be Devine. The insights into 1st century Judaism make it valuable even if you have know doubts as to who Jesus was.
"Pitre Debunks Bart Ehrman"
Brant Pitre, among other points, explains why Bart Ehrman, in his book "How Jesus Became God" is simply incorrect in most cases. Ehrman misunderstands basic premises of the Gospels and the Old Testament. One does not have to be a scholar to enjoy this book! (Although familiarity with scripture would make this book much more valuable to the listener/reader)
"Case for Jesus"
Wow! Outstanding presentation; a must read for all Christians and non-believers. Concise and well organized book.
"It makes perfect sense!"
How could anyone argue after listening to this? His evidence is so compelling and thorough. Anyone doubting their Faith should listen to this!
"My favorite Scripture Scholar"
Yes, I plan to. This book is such a treasure-house of information and discovery.
Perhaps another story--like Indiana Jones. I'm not kidding. This book has a kind of thrill to it that feels like your on the hunt for treasure. You find it in the truths he describes in Scripture. Excellent.
Yes it certainly was.
Gives solid evidence to why some modern biblical scholars are completely wrong on their dating of when the gospels were written. Answers the tough questions on why we should believe that the Bible is accurate.
"excellent, powerful, enthusiastic read"
This book was so very informative, powerful and backed up everything said with in depth knowledge of history. The reader was very enthusiastic and easy to listen to.
"Thought inspiring and reassuring!
Brant Pitre has written a thoughtful and well researched examination of the case for Christ's Divinity and Messiahship. He effortlessly debunks the hypotheses put forth by many atheist New Testament Scholars , as well as those who are academically irresponsible or lazy.
"Great, serious, scholarly, interesting"
I have learned a lot with this book. I have enjoyed it very much. The information is clear and easy to follow.
"I really enjoy this book"
This book answered many of my questions. Jesus divinity, his claim of who he is in the synoptic gospels, etc.
Will read and listen more of Dr Brant Pitre.
"Exceptional Book for anyone who is interested in Jesus Robert has a great mind and is a brilliant communicator"
This book needs to be read by the new Atheists, practicing Catholics, lapsed Catholics, all Christians, and everyone who might doubt the divinity of Christ!
Dr Rory Kelly / Oxford/ UK
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