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Dethroning Jesus: Exposing Popular Culture's Quest to Unseat the Biblical Christ [Hardcover]

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Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.56" Width: 5.72" Height: 0.95"
Weight:   0.82 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2007
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  078522615X  
EAN  9780785226154  
UPC  020049058916  


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New York Times best-selling author Darrell Bock teams with Daniel Wallace to help lay readers separate fact from fiction and help from hype in the recent best-selling Jesus books and television specials.

There is a quest going on. It's the quest to reduce Jesus to a mythic legend or to nothing more than a mere man. Scholars such as Elaine Pagels and James Tabor are using such recent discoveries as the Gospel of Judas and the Gospel of Thomas to argue that the Christ of Christianity is a contrived figure and that a different Christ-one human and not divine-is the "true" Christ.

In his trademark easy-to-understand style Darrell Bock takes on these attempts to redefine Jesus in a convincing, winsome way that will help readers understand that the orthodox understanding of Christ and his divinity is as trustworthy and sure as it ever was. Joining Bock for the first time is fellow scholar Daniel Wallace.

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New York Times best-selling author Darrell Bock teams with Daniel Wallace to help lay readers separate fact from fiction and help from hype in the recent best-selling Jesus books and television specials.

There is a quest going on. It’s the quest to reduce Jesus to a mythic legend or to nothing more than a mere man. Scholars such as Elaine Pagels and James Tabor are using such recent discoveries as the Gospel of Judas and the Gospel of Thomas to argue that the Christ of Christianity is a contrived figure and that a different Christ-one human and not divine-is the "true" Christ.

In his trademark easy-to-understand style Darrell Bock takes on these attempts to redefine Jesus in a convincing, winsome way that will help readers understand that the orthodox understanding of Christ and his divinity is as trustworthy and sure as it ever was. Joining Bock for the first time is fellow scholar Daniel Wallace.



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More About Darrell L. Bock Ph.D. & Daniel B. Wallace Ph.D.

Darrell L. Bock, PH.D.

Darrell L. Bock is research professor of New Testament Studies and professor of Spiritual Development and Culture at Dallas Theological Seminary, a "New York Times "best-selling author, and a corresponding editor at large for "Christianity Today "magazine.

Darrell L. Bock currently resides in the state of Texas. Darrell L. Bock has an academic affiliation as follows - Dallas Theological Seminary.

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dethroning the dethroners  Mar 16, 2010
The authors present six modern claims for an alternative Jesus in a scholarly fashion. Since they point out the basic errors made by the proponents of the alternate viewpoints(presuppostions, overselective data presentation, manipulation, etc)in brief statements with little polemics the reader may easily grasp the central issues. Therefore the work serves as a basic reference source on revisionist Christianity. In some sections the authors may be bending over backwards too far in concessions to liberal theology, which may be confusing to some readers.
The scholarly work needs a counterpart with the fire of the Epistle of Jude against all false teachers who claim to be Christians but undermine the very faith they profess with an increasing intellectual sophistication.
 
Religious Apologetics As Substitute for Scientific Evaluation?  Feb 3, 2010
I'm referring only to the chapter about the Talpiot tomb. I'm unqualified to express an opinion about the evidential value, if any , of such passages as Acts 1:9-11, based on faith. The authors of this book apparently regard them as material evidence.

As explained in my review on Jacobovici's book : "out of eight names actually inscribed on these ossuaries (including the "Joseph" father of Jesus on the first ossuary) four names undoubtedly relate to Jesus' immediate family, and three other names relate to the same with a somewhat lower probability. In any event, they all relate to Jesus' extended family. Note that first century Jewish family tombs were usually a clan thing.
* The eighth name is "Yehuda bar Yeshua"- must have been the son of Jesus and one of the sisters Mary or Martha. More likely Mary...
... While the full versions of all these names were indeed common in Jesus' time, the derivatives, nicknames and contractions were not. Thus "Yeshua" for Jesus was less common than "YeHOshua;" ditto "YeHOsef" instead of "Yosef" for Joseph; "Marya" for Mary was extremely rare in Hebrew/Aramaic script; "Yose" for Joseph is unique. Therefore out of these eight names, two are irregularities, one is a particularity, and one a singularity."

The statistics part doesn't factor ALL names, including Jesus' cousin Matthew (to be fair, this is also omitted by other statistical studies of this subject.) This operates of course to substantially reduce the probability that the Talpiot tomb housed Jesus' family.

Itamar Bernstein
The Bone Box
 
Very Good Book for Overview of Historical Basis of the Gospels  Jan 30, 2010
This book provides a very good overview of the historical basis of the gospels. It presents "both sides" of the debate around the canonical gospels and other ancient texts. Very good for the Christian looking to better understand how the New Testament came together, as well as showing why the 4 gospels "made the cut" while the others didn't.
 
Well researched & organized  Dec 27, 2009
I found this book to be a very good read, even if a little slow at points (they have to explain some of the terms, methods, and history of various things at points which sometimes comes across a little dry - particularly if you know something on the subject already), but overall this is worth reading.
The authors cover a lot of ground and a few of the more common ways Christians find their faith under scrutiny. In each section of the book the authors remain focused on their topic, present solid evidence to support their position, and overwhelming evidence that often goes far beyond merely debunking the arguments (there are some arguments that are just utterly demolished). The authors also present clear and undeniable evidence revealing a double standard that the scripture is subjected to compared to other ancient writings (the argument about not having enough, or ancient enough, copies of originals is the biggest of these - they clearly point out that not only are there known copies much closer to the date of the event than with common non-religious ancient writings, there are also hundreds to thousands of more copies and copies of copies that are nearly entirely verbatim to each other, which is something most ancient writings don't have and are somehow considered to be authentic and accurate despite being written several centuries longer after the fact and with fewer correlating copies to support the existing documents than what is available for scripture (yet the scriptural texts aren't considered good enough, how?)).
The book also addresses the fringe movements, such as the gnostic gospels, and other "alternative" texts in a fair and honest manner - in a few cases going through their text and comparing the language, the history, and the general tone & message of the text with the well known and accepted Biblical (and extra-Biblical religious) texts.
This book isn't for everyone, but for those who believe that the scriptures are held to the same standard as other ancient texts, or that Christianity is being treated the same as any subject from the ancient world, this should be a required reading. It will be eye-opening. Anyone interested in the history of the early church and of the evidence about Jesus that we do have will find this interesting and worthwhile as well.
 
The Quest Continues...  Jun 29, 2009
As a firm believer but also someone who likes to engage in critical thinking, I have really enjoyed the past few years. There has been resurgence in these old arguments and I certainly like to participate from afar. I received this book as a Father's Day gift from my son.

This book challenges the claims of the recent work of many authors. In particular, it focuses on the claims of Bart Ehrman and James Tabor. Ehrman chairs the department of religious studies at the University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill. He is widely considered the top authority on the history of the New Testament, the early church and the life of Jesus. His recent books - Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why (Plus) and Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them) has been largely responsible for the rise of apologetics defending the changes in the Bible and /or why the changes were made.

Overall, this book focuses on six (6) main themes.

* The NT has been corrupted by copyist.
* The secret Gnostic Gospels
* The Gospel of Thomas
* Jesus' message was political and social
* Paul thwarted the original movement from Jewish to Gentiles.
* The physical resurrection of Jesus.

I fully understand the arguments made by Wallace and Bock. However I believe they have a rough row to row when they attempt to dispel the finding by Ehrman in his book,The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament In addition, I took from the reading that they downplayed the Gnostic texts a bit too much. As noted in an earlier study, a large part of the latest archeological finds are Gnostic which tends to support the belief that Gnostic belief was very widespread in its time. This was not mentioned in this book.

I found it an extremely interesting argument and really appreciate the intellectual heavy lifting performed by the authors. I did subtract one star from this review due to poor editing. Thomas Nelson Publishing should have been more cautious in their assignment of editors. I found the writing rather difficult to read at times. Editing 101 would have fixed this problem.

I hope you find this review helpful.

Michael L. Gooch
 

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