Scripting Jesus

The Gospels in Rewrite
Product Number: EB00239662
Released: Mar 20, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061985379
Publisher: HarperOne
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Description

In Scripting Jesus, Michael White, famed scholar of early Christian history, reveals how the gospel stories of Jesus were never meant to be straightforward historical accounts, but rather were scripted and honed as performance pieces for four different audiences with four different theological agendas. As he did as a featured presenter in two award-winning PBS Frontline documentaries ("From Jesus to Christ" and "Apocalypse!"), White engagingly explains the significance of some lesser-known aspects of The New Testament; in this case, the development of the stories of Jesus-including how the gospel writers differed from one another on facts, points of view, and goals. Readers of Elaine Pagels, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and Bart Ehrman will find much to ponder in Scripting Jesus.

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Author(s): L. Michael White
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: May 04, 2010

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