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The Case for Jesus: The Reliability of the Gospels and the Jewish Roots of Jesus' Divinity


• Were the four Gospels anonymously composed?
• Did Jesus claim to be divine in all four gospels?
• Is the empty tomb best explained by the resurrection?

 

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• Were the four Gospels anonymously composed?
• Did Jesus claim to be divine in all four gospels?
• Is the empty tomb best explained by the resurrection?

 
  • 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.

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Bryn Sparks
Fantastic especially in conjunction with the book

This is such a "faith and reason" treasure and delivered in classic Dr Pitre's friendly and good-humoured manner. My wife and I are both listening, and she is reading the book at the same time (I read the book first) - but a very rich "dual" experience.

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David Kirstein
A lot of content, a LOT of help

Really love these lectures. Most of this content is not available elsewhere, which is surprising considering just how much is already on YouTube. It's awesome how deep this goes into the details of our faith

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Frode Lundsteen Hansen KCHS
Deepens your faith

And who do you say, I am? Dr. Pitted walks you through the scriptures step by step to offer you with the foundation to at the end, you yourself be able to answer this question.

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Hieu Pham
A must read for all Christians

Growing up as a cradle catholic, I excepted the teaching of the catholic church as the truth. This was enough for me as I believe only through Jesus Christ that I find purpose in my existence. In recent years, there is a calling for me to share my faith to my recently married wife and new to the faith, in a more complete way. If you want to make a case for Jesus (evangelize), this book is a must-read. It lays out fundamental questions that believers and non-believers have and gives an insightful answer to all questions. It gives the readers a steadier footstool to stand on and inspires the readers to share their faith.

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eugene govere

Still going through them.very good.learning a lot.

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Introduction to Sprirtual Life

Order and check out was fast and easy. It arrived quickly and I hope to dive deeper into the contents of the book by Dr. Pitre.

Keep it simple

Dr Pitre speaks in understandable terms. I heard his class cd’s then book. It’s great for information about growth in the spiritual life and perfect for reference as well as short readings for meditation

Must read!

I am about half way through and am loving this book. Really points out the importance of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer. References Jewish roots and where Jesus reaffirms it. How to apply it. Already changing my way of thinking and making me realize how important it all is, and made me realize where I am lacking and need to do more. And, of course, Brant Pitre always writes/speaks in such an easy to read and understand way, love all his books, CDs and DVDs.

How is 25 hours too short?

This is an amazing series. My initial reactions:

1) 25 hours.?!? Woah...
2) $95 for just downloads..? Seems a bit steep.

Thoughts now:
1) That flew buy
2) Totally worth it!

Once you consider you're getting a college level course and once you experience the quality of the instruction, you will recognize the value of this.

It's amazing to me that this has gone so quickly and I'm still desiring so much more. Definitely going to look into Dr. Pitre's other classes.

Wets the appetite

This talk was excellent and makes me want to dive even deeper into his longer class on the same subject. Would definitely recommend it to someone who's thinking about buying his class and wants to get a feel for what that might be like. Will open your eyes to what we do at Mass.