Multcolib Picks: If you like...Zealot: The Life and times of Jesus of Nazareth

From Jesus to Christ
From Jesus to Christ The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus By Fredriksen, Paula Book - 1988 232.09 F852f Available in some locations

Annotation:The author traces the development of belief about Jesus from a historical figure to the Christ of faith.

Who on Earth Was Jesus?
Who on Earth Was Jesus? The Modern Quest for the Jesus of History By Boulton, David Book - 2008 232.908 B764w 2008 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Surveys the differing conclusions and schools of thought among academic scholars and historians about Jesus's human life on earth.

Reading Jesus
Reading Jesus A Writer's Encounter With the Gospels By Gordon, Mary Book - 2009 232 G6642r 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A lifelong Christian evaluates the differences between her beliefs and those of fellow Christians, describing her efforts to study Jesus as a character of the Gospels, in an analysis of biblical stories through which the author developed a greater awareness of Jesus as a deity in human form.

The Bible
The Bible A Biography By Armstrong, Karen Book - 2007 220 A736b 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Religious historian Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, life, and afterlife of history's most powerful book.

Christ A Crisis in the Life of God By Miles, Jack Book - 2001 232 M643c 2001 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The author presents Christ as a hero of literature based only in part on the historical Jesus, asking us to take the idea of Christ as God Incarnate not as a dogma of religion but as the premise of a work of art, the New Testament.

The Historical Figure of Jesus
The Historical Figure of Jesus By Sanders, E. P. Book - 1993 232.9 S215h

Annotation:"Sanders's book is a masterful historical reconstruction of the political, social and theological context of the life of the enigmatic Nazarene." (Publisher's Weekly)

The Christian Myth
The Christian Myth Origins, Logic, and Legacy By Mack, Burton L. Book - 2001 270.1 M153c 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Using systematic analysis, Mack seeks to describe and understand the cultural and anthropological influences on the conception and adoption of Christian myths and rituals.

What Jesus Meant
What Jesus Meant By Wills, Garry Book - 2006 232 W741w 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:"This is a book that will challenge the assumptions of almost everyone who brings religion into politics-"Christian socialists" as well as biblical theocrats. But Wills is just as critical of those who would make Jesus a mere ethical teacher, ignoring or playing down his divinity."

Zealot The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth By Aslan, Reza Book - 2013 232.901 J685a 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 48 copies

Annotation:Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor.

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Reza Aslan's book about the life of Jesus has generated controversy for both the point of view adopted in the book and the publicity around the release of the work. Take a look at this list of other titles that provide varying viewpoints on the life of Jesus.

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