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Book Review of "Jesus Under Fire"
Religion and Theology
Pages 7 (1757 words)
Michael J. Wilkins. Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan. 254 pages. 978-0310211396. Michael J. Wilkins, the author of Jesus Under Fire, is Distinguished Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Talbot School of Theology.
From here, his interested in the New Testament and other pieces of Biblical literature started, and from here he went on to study for a Master’s degree. His PhD was in New Testament with specialisms in 2nd Temple Judaism and Old Testament Theology. He went on to work as a pastor, then accepting an appointment at the Talbot School of Theology, where he is currently based. He has worked on several research articles, books and chapters in his chosen fields of New Testament theology, Christology and discipleship. About Jesus Under Fire Jesus Under Fire is essentially an examination of the critics and criticisms of Jesus Christ throughout history. It is an academic work comprising of contributions from eight authors who put forward accounts of the life of Jesus and assess the historicity of the way that Jesus is perceived in the Bible. These scholars take into account the work of the Jesus Seminar and the role in which this has played on the view of Jesus and His life throughout history. The work is essentially a criticism of the methodology of the Jesus Seminar, and presents different accounts which give evidence that the Jesus of the Bible is historically accurate. It does this by examining the New Testament and the words and actions of the Jesus contained within. It can be classified as a work of religious non-fiction opinion. ...
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