By George Albert Wells

What can we learn about the ancient origins of Christianity? How trustworthy are the 27 books of the recent testomony? Is Jesus a ancient or a mythical figure?

In the final one hundred fifty years, students have proven many proof in regards to the New testomony, proof nonetheless mostly unknown to most of the people or to such a lot church participants. they've got proven that the letters of Paul are in advance of the gospels and that a few of the gospel tales approximately Jesus have been unknown to Paul, that the earliest New testomony gospel is Mark and that the opposite gospels draw upon Mark and a now-lost gospel students name "Q", that not one of the gospels is the paintings of an eye-witness, and that each one the gospel writers have been out of contact with occasions in Palestine.

In Who used to be Jesus?, G.A. Wells offers a survey of severe scholarly findings at the New testomony, in every one case explaining the reasons for the students' conclusions, and describing these matters the place students nonetheless disagree. through lucidly recounting the rules on which New testomony feedback is predicated, this e-book permits readers to make up their very own minds, whereas lightly pointing to Wells' radical end that the totality of the facts helps the speculation of a wholly mythical Jesus. within the author's opinion, the analyses of so much critics were inhibited through their theological preconceptions, in order that they have didn't draw the aggravating conclusions warranted by means of their findings.

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