What about the Jesus Seminar?

  • Jesus Seminar Forum (A Jesus Seminar propagation web site - obviously NOT our position)
  • The Jesus Seminar (An evaluation by the Christian Research Institute)
  • The Jesus Seminar (articles at Leadership University)
  • Harmonization: The Issue of Complimentary Accounts (A Refutation of Some Presumptions of the Jesus Seminar)
  • The Jesus Seminar Agenda
  • The Jesus Seminar Under Fire
  • Can the New Jesus Save Us? A critique of modern critical study of the historical Jesus
  • "The Seventy-Four 'Scholars': Who Does the Jesus Seminar Really Speak For?"
  • Comments on the Scholars' Version (The Jesus Seminar NT Translation)
  • Exhaustive scholarly responses to the books published by the so-called "Jesus Seminar" are:

    Michael Wilkins & J.P. Moreland, eds.
    Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus
    Zondervan Publishing House, 256p, $16.99

    Boyd, Gregory A.
    Cynic, Sage, or Son of God?
    SP Pubns, 1995, $15.99, ISBN 1-56476-448-6

    If you don't have the patience for long and scholarly books, Gregory A Boyd has also written a small book, a condensed version of the above in easy popular language without all the footnotes and technical jargon. Maybe that is the best intro for seeing laid out the arguments against the Jesus Seminar as well as the positive evidence for the conservative Christian position.

    Gregory A. Boyd
    Jesus under Siege
    Victor Books, 1995, 140 pages, $4.99, ISBN 1-56476-533-4

    Ben Witherington
    The Jesus Quest: The Third Search for the Jew of Nazareth
    InterVarsity, 1995, 250p., $19.99, ISBN 0-8308-1861-8

    N.Thomas Wright
    Jesus and the Victory of God
    Augsburg, Fortress Press, 1996, ISBN 0-8006-2682-6

    Dealing with many philosophical issues in this debate:

    C. Stephen Evans
    The Historical Christ & the Jesus of Faith:
    The Incarnational Narrative as History
    Oxford University Press, 1996, 400p., $17.95, ISBN 0-19-826397-X

    More on our historical knowledge about Jesus (though not specifically answering the Jesus Seminar):

    Gary R Habermas
    The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ
    Paperback, $13.99, Published by College Pr Pub Co, June 1996
    ISBN: 0899007325 [third revised/enlarged edition of the earlier "The Verdict of History"]

    Some newspaper articles (not all of this content is endorsed by me though) on the Jesus Seminar: [1], [2]

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