The Real Jesus
The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels
A book takes on some two hundred scholars who claim that Jesus said only 18% of what the Gospels attribute to him, arguing that the "real Jesus" is the one experienced in the present through faith. Reprint.
The Real Jesus—the first book to challenge the findings of the Jesus Seminar, the controversial group of two hundred scholars who claim Jesus only said 18 percent of what the Gospels attribute to him—"is at the center of the newest round in what has been called the Jesus Wars" (Peter Steinfels, New York Times). Drawing on the best biblical and historical scholarship, respected New Testament scholar Luke Timothy Johnson demonstrates that the "real Jesus" is the one experienced in the present through faith rather than the one found in speculative historical reconstructions. A new preface by the author presents his point of view on the most recent rounds of this lively debate.
Disputes the claim of the Jesus Seminar that Christianity is based on the historical figure of Jesus found in the Old Testament