11 hours 51 min. (11 CDs / MP3)
Nowadays, skepticism about Jesus is everywhere, and it's spreading fast. For well over a hundred years, critics have questioned the historical truth of the Gospels, claiming that they were originally anonymous. Others, such as the atheist New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman, have even argued that Jesus of Nazareth did not think he was God and never claimed to be divine.
In this long-anticipated study, Dr. Brant Pitre goes back to the sources—the biblical and historical evidence for Christ—in order to explore topics that are at the very heart of Christianity:
• Were the four Gospels anonymous?
• Are the Gospels folklore or biographies?
• Were the four Gospels written too late to be reliable?
• What about the “Lost Gospels,” such as "Q" and the Gospel of Thomas?
• C. S. Lewis vs. Bart Ehrman on Jesus' divinity
• Did Jesus claim to be God?
• Is Jesus divine in all four Gospels? Or only in John?
• Did Jesus fulfill the Jewish prophecies of the Messiah?
• Why was Jesus crucified?
• What is the evidence for the Resurrection?
As The Case for Jesus will show, recent discoveries in New Testament scholarship, as well as neglected evidence from ancient manuscripts and the early church fathers, together have the potential to pull the rug out from under a century of skepticism toward the traditional Gospels. Above all, Dr. Pitre shows how the divine claims of Jesus can only be understood by putting them in their ancient Jewish context. So, if you've ever been interested in the Jewish roots of Jesus' divinity, then this is the Bible study for you.
Thank you so much for your ministry. I am learning so much from you. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to learn more about this topic!
I love all things Dr Brant Petri - but this course is even higher on my list of awesome talks! I am just finishing a course in New Testament Theology for diaconate formation, and this talk by Dr. Petri helped me immensely to see the claims of Jesus' divinity in the synoptic gospels and not just in the gospel of John.
Firstly, the content: Amazing presentation by Dr Brant Pitre. He makes it so easy to understand, and at the same time enriching and with depth.
The audio recording was good, clear and crisp. Unfortunately the mic was not trained on the seminarians, so some of the questions asked was not very audible.
The help given by the team for some of the questions was amazing - fast and quick.
I wonder if it's possible (and at the same time maintaining cost effectiveness), in future, that a video recording of Dr Brant's session be made? It's somehow easier to watch then just to listen. The Lectio Eucharist that he did was just perfect.
The Case for Jesus: The Reliability of the Gospels and the Jewish Roots of Jesus' Divinity
The lecture series based on Brant Pitre's book "The Case for Jesus" is a wonderful resource to probe the reliability of the gospels and to learn about the approach by sceptics to dismantle the historical Jesus. Brant is a very enthusiastic teacher and shows great devotion to the Catholic Truth.
Dr. John Krisinger