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Lies, Lies, Lies

Exposing Myths About The Real Jesus

Lies, Lies, Lies

Exposing Myths About The Real Jesus

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Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press
ISBN: 9781844743919
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 17/07/2009
Width: 14 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
The public are inundated with untruths about Jesus of Nazareth, the greatest figure in human history and the one by whom we date everything. Sometimes these truths emerge from the media and sometimes from specific assaults on Jesus by special interest groups and writers. Michael Green thoughtfully and robustly takes on the most important of these untruths. Was Jesus just a mythical figure who never lived? Were the Gospel accounts of him corrupt and written long after he lived? Can we trust the text of the New Testament? Was Mary Magdalene Jesus's lover? Were the Gnostic Gospels just as good evidence as the four Gospels which Christians read today? Did Jesus really die on the cross? And surely nobody these days believes in the resurrection? After all, hasn't the tomb of Jesus and his family been discovered? These are some of the issues addressed in this book. The author is an ancient historian as well as a New Testament scholar. He is not ashamed to call the misrepresentations about Jesus what they are - lies, lies, lies!

Michael Green (Author)

I was educated at Clifton College in Bristol, gained first class degrees both at Oxford (Classics) and Cambridge (Theology) where I also gained University prizes and a Cambridge BD (senior to a Ph.D). I hold an honorary and an earned D.D. I am an evangelical Anglican, and was for 10 years adviser in evangelism to the two English Archbishops. My main jobs have been lecturer in New Testament at London College of Divinity, the first Principal of St. John's College Nottingham, Rector of St. Aldate's Church Oxford, Professor of Evangelism and New Testament at Regent College Vancouver, and Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. I shared the leadership of Holy Trinity Church, Raleigh, USA, and taught on the faculty of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. I have extensive evangelistic and teaching experience in each of the five continents over many years, and was for ten years a member of the Doctrinal Commission of the Church of England. I have written over 50 books, among them 'But don't all religions lead to God?', 'Evangelism in the Early church' 'Thirty years that changed the world', 'Sharing your faith with a friend', 'Critical Choices', 'Who is this Jesus?' 'Baptism', 'I believe in the Holy Spirit', 'The Empty Cross of Jesus.' 'Compelled by Joy' 'When God breaks in', 'Jesus for sceptics' I was for ten years on the Church of England Doctrine Commission, but am colourblind denominationally! And I am still a learner! I assisted Professor Alister McGrath in setting up the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and I engaged in church planting in Raleigh, NC, in America for some years, where we saw much fruit.

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