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The Resource Killing history : Jesus in the no-spin zone, Robert M. Price

Killing history : Jesus in the no-spin zone, Robert M. Price

Label
Killing history : Jesus in the no-spin zone
Title
Killing history
Title remainder
Jesus in the no-spin zone
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Price
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Killing Jesus, the bestselling blockbuster by Bill O'Reilly, claims to be a purely historical account of the events in the life of Jesus leading up to his crucifixion. New Testament scholar Robert M. Price (a member of the Jesus Seminar) shows how unfounded this claim is in this critical review of O'Reilly's work. In fact, he judges the book to be the number one source of misinformation on Jesus today. Ignoring over one hundred years of New Testament scholarship, O'Reilly and his coauthor, Martin Dugard, have produced what Price describes as a Christian historical thriller that plays fast and loose with the facts. Price goes through the key events of Jesus' later life as described in the gospels and retold in 'Killing Jesus,' painstakingly showing in each case what scholars know and don't know. Using humor, down-to-earth analogies, and witty sarcasm-not unlike O'Reilly's own interview style-Price makes it clear that O'Reilly's book is more historical novel than a work of serious history. By cobbling together the four gospel stories, ignoring the contradictions, and adding plenty of quasi-historical background embellishments, O'Reilly and Dugard have created a good narrative that resonates with a lot of Christians. Entertaining reading this may be, but history it is not. 'Killing History' provides lay readers with an accessible introduction to New Testament scholarship while showing the many problems in O'Reilly's book
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
July 01, 2014
Citation source
Library Journal
Dewey number
232.96
Index
index present
LC call number
BT303.2
LC item number
.P753 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Killing history : Jesus in the no-spin zone, Robert M. Price
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-276) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2014012135
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781616149666
Lccn
2014012135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)869904776
Label
Killing history : Jesus in the no-spin zone, Robert M. Price
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-276) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2014012135
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781616149666
Lccn
2014012135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)869904776

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