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By Gerd Ludemann (foreword by)

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9781625649720 | Wipf & Stock Pub, September 23, 2014, cover price $23.00

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Product Description: Biblical historians have long held that the New Testament abounds in sayings incorrectly attributed to Jesus. In order to assemble as complete a collection of authentic sayings as possible, they have, for the most part, been intent on seeing how the sayings deemed authentic are connected to one another, and attempting to picture their specific contexts...read more

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9781598150308 | Polebridge Pr Westar Inst, June 28, 2011, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Biblical historians have long held that the New Testament abounds in sayings incorrectly attributed to Jesus.

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Product Description: Who was the apostle Paul? That question has provided grist for the scholarly mill for millennia. This fifth volume of the Jesus Seminar Guides opens with summaries of the traditional understanding of Paul that examine its inconsistencies and contradictions and reveal its bankruptcy...read more

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9781598150285 | Polebridge Pr Westar Inst, March 4, 2011, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Who was the apostle Paul?

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Product Description: Armed with the results of critical historical research and a mind free from the shackles of dogma, Paul Tobin dissects the Bible and the historical Jesus in a way only a sceptic can. Tobin shows the bible, with its numerous contradictions, historical errors and scientific inaccuracies, cannot be considered inerrant...read more
By Gerd Ludemann (foreword by) and Paul Tobin

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9780755204618 | Authors Online Ltd, May 30, 2009, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Armed with the results of critical historical research and a mind free from the shackles of dogma, Paul Tobin dissects the Bible and the historical Jesus in a way only a sceptic can.

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Product Description: "The Pope asked for this," says Arthur J. Dewey of Xavier University. "Taking up the papal invitation (of Pope Benedict XVI) to respond critically to his book Jesus of Nazareth, Gerd Lüdemann offers a meticulous and devastating critique...read more

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9781598150063 | Polebridge Pr Westar Inst, February 20, 2008, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: "The Pope asked for this," says Arthur J.

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Product Description: Contemporary Christians usually suppose that Christianity is quite congenial to the democratic ideals that are the basis of free, open Western societies. Among these ideals is freedom of religion, which encourages a broad tolerance for different belief systems...read more

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9781591024682 | Prometheus Books, November 1, 2006, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Contemporary Christians usually suppose that Christianity is quite congenial to the democratic ideals that are the basis of free, open Western societies.

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Product Description: In Jesus After Two Thousand Years, New Testament historian Gerd Lüdemann analyzed the four traditional gospels, plus the more recently discovered Gospel of Thomas and apocryphal literature, to ascertain which of the alleged words and actions of Jesus can be judged authentic...read more

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9781591023012 | Italian edition edition (Prometheus Books, July 5, 2005), cover price $33.99 | About this edition: In Jesus After Two Thousand Years, New Testament historian Gerd Lüdemann analyzed the four traditional gospels, plus the more recently discovered Gospel of Thomas and apocryphal literature, to ascertain which of the alleged words and actions of Jesus can be judged authentic.

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Product Description: In this thorough exegesis of the primary texts dealing with the resurrection of Jesus, New Testament expert Gerd Lüdemann (University of Göttingen) presents compelling evidence that shows the resurrection was not a historical event and further argues that this development leaves little, if any, basis for Christian faith as presently defined...read more

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9781591022459 | Prometheus Books, October 1, 2004, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: In this thorough exegesis of the primary texts dealing with the resurrection of Jesus, New Testament expert Gerd Lüdemann (University of Göttingen) presents compelling evidence that shows the resurrection was not a historical event and further argues that this development leaves little, if any, basis for Christian faith as presently defined.

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Product Description: This is a critical account of the state-of-the-art of scholarship in earliest Christianity, and where and how it should move forward. It offers an authoritative account of contemporary scholarship and evaluates the work of all major scholars in the field, from Britain, America and around the world, as well as a critical analysis of all the published writings in Early Christianity over the last 25 years of the 20th century...read more

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9780567088857 | T&t Clark Ltd, November 1, 2003, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: This is a critical account of the state-of-the-art of scholarship in earliest Christianity, and where and how it should move forward.

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9780567088109 | T&t Clark Ltd, February 1, 2004, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: This is a critical account of the state-of-the-art of scholarship in earliest Christianity, and where and how it should move forward.

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Product Description: Dieses Buch bietet einen umfassenden kritischen Überblick über die internationale Erforschung des Urchristentums im letzten Vierteljahrhundert. Vom Standpunkt strenger historischer Kritik aus referiert es kritisch Beiträge zur Abgrenzung des Urchristentums, neuere Gesamtentwürfe sowie Arbeiten aus sozialgeschichtlicher oder feministischer Sicht...read more

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9783631392119 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, December 1, 2002, cover price $55.01 | About this edition: Dieses Buch bietet einen umfassenden kritischen Überblick über die internationale Erforschung des Urchristentums im letzten Vierteljahrhundert.

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Product Description: It is widely recognized by New Testament scholars that many of the sayings and actions attributed to Jesus in the gospels cannot be factually traced to him. The gospels, written many decades after the death of Jesus, are composites of hearsay, legends, and theological interpolations, reflecting the hopes and beliefs of the early Christian community more than the actual teachings of the Galilean prophet...read more
By Martina Janssen (contributor), Gerd Ludemann and Frank Schleritt (contributor)

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9781573928908 | Prometheus Books, May 1, 2001, cover price $41.99 | About this edition: It is widely recognized by New Testament scholars that many of the sayings and actions attributed to Jesus in the gospels cannot be factually traced to him.

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Product Description: Was the resurrection of Jesus a fact of history or a figment of imagination? Was it an event that entailed a raised and transformed body and an empty tomb? Or was it a subjective, visionary experience--a collective delusion? In the view of many, the truth of Christianity hangs on the answer to this question...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Paul Copan (editor), William Lane Craig (editor), Gerd Ludemann (editor) and Ronald Tacelli (editor)

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9780830815692 | Ivp Academic, December 1, 2000, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Was the resurrection of Jesus a fact of history or a figment of imagination?

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Product Description: It is widely recognized by New Testament scholars that many of the sayings and actions attributed to Jesus in the gospels cannot be factually traced to him. To a considerable degree, these stories have been influenced, or even created, by the early church...read more

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9781573926881 | Prometheus Books, April 1, 1999, cover price $22.99 | About this edition: It is widely recognized by New Testament scholars that many of the sayings and actions attributed to Jesus in the gospels cannot be factually traced to him.

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Product Description: This book is about Gnostic prayrs, hymns and other material from the beginnings of Christianity, The authors were branded heretics and thrown out of the church. However, many documents of Gnostic spirituality have survived and have become more accessible especially since the spectacular discoveries at Nag Hammadi in Egypt in 1945...read more

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9781563382505 | Trinity Pr Intl, December 1, 1998, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This book is about Gnostic prayrs, hymns and other material from the beginnings of Christianity, The authors were branded heretics and thrown out of the church.

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Product Description: What historical realities lie behind the birth of Jesus and the description of the Holy Family by the evangelists? In this book, controversial New Testament scholar Gerd Lüdemann investigates all of the references to Jesus' birth and the Holy Family in the writings of the earliest church and rival Jewish sources...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781563382437 | T&t Clark Ltd, June 1, 1998, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: What historical realities lie behind the birth of Jesus and the description of the Holy Family by the evangelists?

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Product Description: Die dem Apostel Paulus zugeschriebenen Briefe an die Kolosser, Epheser sowie der zweite Thessalonicherbrief sind erwiesenermaßen unecht. Sie lehnen sich jedoch deutlich an den Sprachgebrauch der echten Paulusbriefe an und nehmen wiederholt auf deren Inhalt Bezug...read more
By Gerd Ludemann (contributor) and Rainer Reuter

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9783631314562 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, October 1, 1997, cover price $114.95 | About this edition: Die dem Apostel Paulus zugeschriebenen Briefe an die Kolosser, Epheser sowie der zweite Thessalonicherbrief sind erwiesenermaßen unecht.

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Product Description: The Bible is the most widely read and translated book in the world, and its influence is immeasurable. Nonetheless, according to Gerd Ludemann, its use by Christians is highly selective. Ludemann asks, what about those parts of the Bible that contain God's command to exterminate entire peoples or those texts which demonize other faiths? He focuses first on the practice of Holy War and then on the anti-Judaism of New Testament writings...read more

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9780664257392 | Westminster John Knox Pr, April 1, 1997, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The Bible is the most widely read and translated book in the world, and its influence is immeasurable.

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Product Description: According to the commonly held view, early Christianity was a time of great harmony, and heresy emerged only at a later stage. To the contrary, Gerd Ludemann argues that the time from the first Christian communities to the end of the second century was defined by struggle by various groups for doctrinal authority...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By John Bowden (trans) and Gerd Ludemann

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9780664220853 | Westminster John Knox Pr, August 1, 1996, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Examines the scriptures of Chritianity and their authority, and asserts that the Bible is the word of human beings, not the word of God

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9780664226428 | Westminster John Knox Pr, September 1, 1996, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: According to the commonly held view, early Christianity was a time of great harmony, and heresy emerged only at a later stage.

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Product Description: Dissatisfied with what he regarded as evasive answers given by theologians and scholars about the nature of the resurrection of Jesus, Gerd Ludemann subjected the New Testament traditions to a thorough investigation. In particular, Ludemann was concerned with the story of the empty tomb and the subsequent appearance stories first related by Peter...read more

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9780664256470 | Westminster John Knox Pr, January 1, 1996, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Dissatisfied with what he regarded as evasive answers given by theologians and scholars about the nature of the resurrection of Jesus, Gerd Ludemann subjected the New Testament traditions to a thorough investigation.

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