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Who Wrote the Gospels? by Randel McCraw…

Who Wrote the Gospels? (edition 1997)

by Randel McCraw Helms (Author)

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Title:Who Wrote the Gospels?
Authors:Randel McCraw Helms (Author)
Info:Millennium Press (1997), Edition: First, 178 pages
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Who Wrote the Gospels? by Randel McCraw Helms

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    Misquoting Jesus by Bart D. Ehrman (ehines)
    ehines: Helms deals with the origins of the gospels; Ehrman with the transmission of them. Helms's book is better written and he's got an easier story to tell (the story of finding one origin vs describing a seemingly infinite number of textual variations).

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A look at the thorny question of who wrote the gospels that are revered as the story of Jesus. The author makes it very clear that there is no evidence that they were written by the men who bear their names, and that they were not written by eyewitnesses to Jesus's life. This book benefits from a rather quirky hypothesis on the author of Luke, which while intriguing and thought-provoking, does not appear to me to be that convincing. Much of the "evidence" is pure speculation. ( )
1 vote Devil_llama | Apr 16, 2011 |
Gospel authorship,

a mystery we won't solve.

Gasp! Was Luke a girl? ( )
  librarianlk | Oct 27, 2008 |
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• A study of the minds of the authors

The names we associate with the gospel writers are all second century guesses. If this comes as a surprise, welcome to the cutting edge of modern biblical scholarship. According to Helms, the gospels were written to convert or confirm their highly colored arguments of powerful authors, not just transparent windows upon the historical Jesus. If we adjust our focus from the brilliant imaginative pictures to the imaginations that produced them, to the situations out of which they arose, we get to the point of this book - a study of the minds of the authors.

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