The Jesus Quest: The Third Search for the Jew of Nazareth
by Ben Witherington III
    This survey volume explains who the different Jesus scholars are, what they're saying about Jesus, what they contribute and where their conclusions go awry. An excellent introduction to the whole field.

The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions
by Marcus Borg and N. T. Wright

    Though the authors disagree with each other on who Jesus is, they are good friends and wrote this book together as a respectful dialogue. Alternating chapters present each side's main arguments and positions on Jesus' mission, identity, birth, death, resurrection and second coming.

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? A Debate Between John Dominic Crossan and William Lane Craig
Edited by Paul Copan

    This book provides the transcript of an actual debate between a leading Jesus Seminar representative and a conservative evangelical apologist, plus essays by four other scholars, two from each side.

The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
by Lee Strobel

    An engaging read for believers and skeptics alike, this book consists of interviews with leading evangelical scholars on the evidence for Jesus, the reliability of the gospels and question of Jesus' identity, mission and resurrection.

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