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The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions

Was Jesus born of a virgin? Did he know he was the Messiah? Was he bodily resurrected from the dead? Did he intentionally die to redeem humankind? Was Jesus God? Two leading Jesus scholars with widely divergent …

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Topics: Theology & Religious Education. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of he New Testament

In a study that explores the close relationship between the social history of early Christianity and the textual tradition of the emerging New Testament, Ehrman examines how early struggles between Christian “heresy” and “orthodoxy” affected the transmission of the documents over which, in part, the debates were waged. His thesis is that proto-orthodox scribes of the second and third centuries occasionally altered their sacred texts for polemical reasons…

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Topics: Theology & Religious Education. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible

The Bible contains many passages that believers and nonbelievers alike would recognize as appalling theology. Whether these texts are used to discriminate, oppress, or condemn, they distort the truth of Christianity and cast doubt upon the love …

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Topics: Theology & Religious Education. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.
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