Jumat, 13 Agustus 2010

Misquoting Jesus The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible

For almost 1,500 years, the New Testament manuscripts were copied by hand––and mistakes and intentional changes abound in the competing manuscript versions. Religious and biblical scholar Bart Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself are the results of both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes. In this compelling and fascinating book, Ehrman shows where and why changes were made in our earliest surviving manuscripts, explaining for the first time how the many variations of our cherished biblical stories came to be, and why only certain versions of the stories qualify for publication in the Bibles we read today. Ehrman frames his account with personal reflections on how his study of the Greek manuscripts made him abandon his once ultra–conservative views of the Bible.

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James & the Q Sayings of Jesus

This work undertakes an investigation into the relationship of the Epistle of James to the traditions of early Christianity, namely the wisdom tradition and the Jesus tradition known as the Q source.
Part I investigates the relationship of James and Q to the wisdom tradition. A compositional analysis of the epistle reveals the role and importance that wisdom plays within the epistle. Wisdom plays an equally important part within the Q tradition and it is judged to be an important connecting link between James and Q. Part II examines the relationship of James to the Jesus tradition of the Q source. The chief concern will be a textual investigation of possible connections between James and the various Jesus traditions. Part III presents the results of the above investigation by situating James within the context of the world of early Christianity and relates the epistle to the development of the concept of wisdom in early Christianity.
As a consequence of the examination light will be shed on some of the more perplexing and disputed issues related to the epistle. The aim is to re-instate James to the position that it should hold as an important witness to the faith of the early Christian community and to the influence the teachings of Jesus exercise on it.

Publisher: Sheffield | 1991-06 | ISBN: 1850752672 | PDF | 240 pages | 11.94 MB

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The Historical Jesus For Dummies

This accessible, plain-English guide to the life and times of Jesus paints a vibrant picture of his world, examining records in the New Testament and Roman history as well as recent archeological finds that shed new light on his life. You'll find informative explanations of Jesus's birth, infancy, and childhood; meet his followers and enemies; learn about his teachings and miracles, and discover how modern scholars and historians have arrived at these conclusions.

Publisher: For Dummies | ISBN: 0470167858 | edition 2007 | PDF | 320 pages | 10,1 mb


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Vintage Jesus Timeless Answers To Timely Questions

This popular-level theology book introduces the person and work of Christ to those who are seeking answers to some of their most basic-and pivotal-questions. Some two thousand years after he walked the earth, Jesus Christ is still a hot topic. And for all the ridiculous, twisted, Da Vinci Code-esque conspiracy theories and lies about Jesus that have permeated popular culture and even the academy over the years, the truth about his character, nature, and work has not changed. So what exactly is the truth about Jesus Christ? That's the question the authors of Vintage Jesus seek to answer by breaking it down into a number of sub-questions about Jesus, including Is Jesus the only God? Why did Jesus come to earth? Did Jesus rise from death? Why should we worship Jesus? and others. Nonbelievers and new Christians looking to sit down and delve into the topic of Jesus, asking the toughest, most confounding questions they can think of, will find solid, biblical answers presented in a relevant, accessible way.

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