A well written insight into the life of Jesus, his ministry and his eventual death that goes outside the confines of the Bible and religious dogma for as much historical data that is available and verifiable. Interestingly enough, this book does not dispute or denigrate the Bible in any way. It is an informative book that should be read by anyone who is interested in who this guy, Jesus, was. It should be read by anyone who calls themselves a Christian - it will strengthen your faith in and understanding of this man called Jesus.
I found this very informative. This was easy to understand and I would recommend it to those who have difficulty understanding the bible reading it solo. There will always be arguments about total correctness on material. This was really good.
mr.bill absolves the jewish leaders and their followers. it was popular pressure which got him relieved of his position with fox news. he didn't learn from that experience. no, it was all pilate, according to o'reilly, who appears to have no problem with mob-mentality. pilate at least had to be convinced but the mob knew from the get go they wanted jesus dead, and they got their wish.
An easy and informative read. I learned things I never new, like: the Last Supper was NOT on the eve of Passover. Also, Romans were really, really brutal, bloodthirsty people. And, of course, then as now, the status quo must be preserved so that corrupt leaders and clergymen can keep the money flowing into THEIR pockets. Some things never change...
I have read the ministry of Jesus through the Biblical perspective. This book adds the culture on background of the Jewish custom at that time. The information from this book added my understanding even deeper on the Bible context. After reading this book, I understand why a certain things happened and why people behaved a certain way. Also it highlighted some incident or occurrences that was in the Bible but I just past through quickly, it made me pause and re-read those passage in the Bible.
See: . . . “Killing History : Jesus in The No-Spin Zone” . . . by Robert McNair Price 1954- . . . . .
“Robert M. Price does in Killing History what he does best: bring immense erudition, sharp critical thinking, and edgy humor to sort through a thorny topic in our public discourse about the Bible. In plain language, but without simplifying, Price expertly dissects the dilettante ‘arguments’ in O’Reilly’s Killing Jesus, exposing it for the pretentious pablum that it is. Along the way, Price serves up a first-rate introduction to the academic historical-critical interpretation of the gospels.” Robert J. Miller, Rosenberger Chair of Christian and Religious Studies at Juniata College in Pennsylvania, fellow of the Jesus Seminar . . . . . . and . . . . . “Even though serious and hard-hitting scholarship on the historical Jesus has been available for over three hundred years, modern writers continue to publish ‘popular’ accounts of Jesus’ words and deeds, blithely ignorant of what we actually know. In Killing History, New Testament scholar Robert Price shows that among the worst of sinners is Bill O’Reilly and his bestselling but ill-conceived book Killing Jesus. In point after point, Price convincingly and authoritatively argues that O’Reilly has produced a Jesus of his own imagination, rather than the Jesus who emerges from a historically informed study of the gospels.” Bart D. Ehrman 1955-, James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
An interesting look at the historical background to Jesus' life and times, from a non-Christian perspective. Well researched and well worth reading.
Fascinating read. Thought I could stop reading, but read the book through. Well researched, unbiased and a fresh and different perspective. Well done.
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