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Book Title: The Life of Jesus|
The author of the book: Ernest Renan
ISBN 13: 9780879757045
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 819 KB
Edition: Prometheus Books
Date of issue: December 1st 1991
Read full description of the books:In this classic work, renowned rationalist & scholar of religion Ernest Renan is the 1st biographer of Jesus to present him as entirely human. Renan describes Jesus as a popular religious leader & self-proclaimed Messiah who increasingly advocated the overthrow of Roman rule & the establishment of a theocracy. To support his apocalyptic vision, Renan's Jesus was not above using trickery & deception, as in the raising of Lazarus. The impression left by Jesus on his disciples was so profound that they began to proclaim his resurrection & presence among them shortly after his death. Even conceding Christ's historicity, it's still seriously debated by modern biblical scholars whether a reliable life of Jesus can be gleaned from the gospels. For this very reason, the questions raised by Renan a century ago about the facts surrounding Jesus' life & the authorship of the gospels are still far from settled. The Life of Jesus has provoked both controversy & praise since its publication in 1863.
Read information about the authorJoseph Ernest Renan (French: [ʁənɑ̃]) was a French expert of Middle East ancient languages and civilizations (philology), philosopher, historian, and writer, devoted to his native province of Brittany. He is best known for his influential historical works on early Christianity, and his political theories, especially concerning nationalism and national identity. Renan is credited as being among the first scholars to advance the Khazar theory, which held that Ashkenazi Jews were descendants of Turkic peoples who had adopted Jewish religion and migrated to Western Europe following the collapse of their khanate.
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