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Gregory A. Boyd Historical Jesus Collection (2 vols.)
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Gregory A. Boyd Historical Jesus Collection (2 vols.)

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Overview

The Jesus Seminar has made a massive impact on the American understanding of the “historical Jesus.” Popular magazines have provided a remarkable amount of space for the Jesus Seminar—Time and Newsweek even made its work cover stories. At the forefront of the movement lies the work of John Dominic Crossan and Burton L. Mack, who have popularized the “Jesus as cynic sage” view.

In these works, Greg Boyd thoroughly rebuts these revisionist theories of Jesus’ life and work. These books are accessible to all thoughtful readers—from the pastor or professor, to the skeptic or average churchgoer. Boyd explores the earliest biblical and secular sources on Jesus’ life—from the Gospels to Josephus and Irenaeus—and traces the transmission and reception of Jesus’ life throughout the centuries.

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Read the work of one of the Jesus Seminar’s most influential proponents with the Select Works of John Dominic Crossan .

Key Features

  • Rebuts the views of John Dominic Crossan, Burton Mack, and the Jesus Seminar
  • Surveys the historical transmission of Jesus’ life in the Gospels and other ancient historical literature
  • Presents engaging material for the lay person and the skeptic

Product Details

Individual Titles

Cynic Sage or Son of God? Recovering the Real Jesus in an Age of Revisionist Replies

  • Author: Gregory A. Boyd
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 416

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According to Gregory A. Boyd, the growing popularity of the Jesus Seminar should be of significant concern for all who hold to the historic Christian faith. Boyd thoroughly rebuts the revisionist views of the historical Jesus held by John Dominic Crossan, Burton L. Mack, and others. His serious critique of the Cynic thesis, is accessible to laypeople and of interest to thoughtful observers. As the “quest for the historical Jesus” begins anew, Boyd’s Cynic Sage or Son of God? provides an orthodox defense of the biblical Jesus.

John Dominic Crossan and Burton L. Mack have proved enormously influential in recent years with their radical views on a Jesus, as Cynic sage, who bore only remote resemblance to the Christ of the Gospels. Gregory Boyd offers the most thorough demolitions of their theories to date.

Craig L. Blomberg, distinguished professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary

Boyd’s book provides us with a detailed response to the arguments of Crossan, Mack and others about the character of Jesus' ministry and of the early church.

Ben Witherington III, professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary

Seldom does one find the kind of painstaking scrutiny and bibliographic competence exhibited by Greg Boyd in Cynic Sage or Son of God?

Gary R. Habermas, chair of theology and philosophy, Liberty University

Lord or Legend? Wrestling with the Jesus Dilemma

  • Authors: Gregory A. Boyd and Paul R. Eddy
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 184

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In this work, Gregory A. Boyd and Paul R. Eddy answer skeptics who doubt Jesus’ deity and even his historical existence. Boyd and Eddy evaluate the most ancient witnesses, including Josephus and Irenaeus, as well as contemporary critics in the Jesus Seminar.

This [is a] marvelous study of the historicity of the gospels and the reliability of the biblical narrative.

Publishers Weekly

Both those of a modernist and those of a postmodernist bent will find this a helpful clarification of issues relating to the truth about the historical Jesus.

Ben Witherington III, professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary

This volume should be read by anyone interested in the ongoing discussion of the reliability of the Gospels and the truth about the historical Jesus.

Mark L. Strauss, professor of New Testament, Bethel Seminary San Diego

Paul R. Eddy is professor of theology at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is coauthor, with Gregory A. Boyd, of The Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition and Across the Spectrum: Understanding Issues in Evangelical Theology, and editor of The Historical Jesus: Five Views.

About Gregory A. Boyd

Gregory A. Boyd graduated with honors from Yale Divinity School and Princeton Theological Seminary. He was a professor of theology for 16 years. He is the author of Benefit of the Doubt: Breaking the Idol of Certainty and coauthor, with Paul R. Eddy, of The Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition and Across the Spectrum: Understanding Issues in Evangelical Theology. He is the founder and senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota.