Monday, June 26th at 11 p.m. EST
Join Peter Jennings for a LIVE CHAT on ABCNews.com  


In airing "The Search for Jesus," ABC News and Peter Jennings have begun an important and fascinating dialogue. They know, and we know, that a documentary like that cannot possibly convey all views or information.

That's why Beliefnet is providing an opportunity for you to learn more and speak out. The package is organized around six aspects of Jesus' life that have generated the most controversy: Birth, Appearance, Politics, Miracles & Parables, Trial & Crucifixion, and Resurrection. In each area, you can:

Learn More - We offer dozens of articles and commentary from scholars and writers representing a wide variety of viewpoints--including those who disagree with the premise of the show. We have also assembled a collection of web resources and suggested books.

Speak Out - Articles have "instant letter-to-the-editor" message boards right next to them so you and other users can react directly to the thoughts of the writer. We have also set up a special message board area where you can talk about particular aspects of Jesus' life or the general subjects. There are polls sprinkled throughout that help you see where you stack up next to others.
Beliefnet Interviews Peter Jennings
The anchor discusses Jesus, the show, and his own faith. Listen to a sample audio clip or read the interview.

Reviews of the Show
Harvey Cox--Thumbs Up
Charlotte Allen--Thumbs Down

Featured Articles
A Historical Jesus Primer
by Ira Rifkin
It's a Mistake to Search for the 'Historical' Jesus
by Luke Timothy Johnson
How to Really Know Jesus
by Frederica Mathewes-Green
The Ascension of Jesus
by Marcus Borg
Embracing the Jewishness of Jesus
by John Shelby Spong

See ABCNEWS.com's multimedia presentation on "The Search for Jesus."

Assess Your Own Philosophy - A provocative (and somewhat whimsical) Jesus Quiz will help you assess your own attitude toward the New Testament, and hook you up with like-minded folks.

Question the Scholars - An area where you can send questions to scholars featured on the show. On the night of the show, several of the scholars will also be mingling in the regular message boards.

A Jewish Look at Jesus by David Wolpe
A Christian Responds to a Jewish View of Jesus by Richard Mouw
An Islamic Look at Jesus by Michael Wolfe
Comparing Buddha and Jesus by Thich Nhat Hanh

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Overview |  Birth |  Appearance |  Politics |  Miracles & Parables |  Trial & Crucifixion 
 Resurrection |  The Search Continues |  Ask the Scholars |  Resources |  Jesus Quiz