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The Story of the Christ

I have been asked to comment on the book with my name on it called The Story of the Christ.
The book was commissioned in England with T&T Clark/Continuum, and recently picked up by Baker Books in the USA. Hence, there are two publication dates. It is a short “introduction” to the life of Jesus, where about half the book is my “introduction” and the rest a continuous narrative of the Gospel texts.
Here’s the tack I took: What would a 1st Century reporter have said about Jesus had that person encountered Jesus in (the) Galilee? So, it is a neutral introduction to the way Jesus strikes us if we really don’t know much about him — which struck me as both impossible (since I do know him) and challenging (since knowing him means we have angles on what he was like). In that introduction are some introductory issues — like how did we get the Gospels, etc..
It was fun to write, and maybe will be of use to you.

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posted September 30, 2005 at 6:24 pm

Thanks, Scot… I was going to look for some additional information on this title as I was today just finishing up my front list order for Baker’s new winter releases. Your book is on their order form, but not in the catalog–alas, later additions suffer this fate some times. It will have a face out spot on our book store shelves as soon as it arrives.
Blessings to you in your ministry of scholarship and writing,

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posted September 30, 2005 at 9:43 pm

Thanks, Ben. Baker did pick it up late, and I’m grateful to have it available here in the USA.

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posted September 30, 2005 at 9:44 pm

If you put the English edition next to Mel Gibson’s DVDs you’ll see how clever Continuum was.

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posted March 19, 2006 at 11:27 pm

why jesus by sprit go to vilderness

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