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The Jesus Scandals by David Instone-Brewer

on July 22, 2012

About the book:

If tabloid newspapers had existed during the first century, Jesus would have featured constantly in the headlines—his name was unequivocally linked with scandal of one kind or another.

Details of his life were recorded by both his friends and his enemies—historical records that are invaluable to us today. They provide insights into Jesus’ life and teaching, which have been obscured by the centuries and tell us what his contemporaries really thought.

In examining these records, David Instone-Brewer examines 30 areas of ethical debate—in each context Jesus offered insights that would have left his contemporaries agape.  Instone-Brewer addresses Jesus’ parentage and accusations of his alcohol abuse and fraudulent miracles; the dubious status of his followers (poorly educated, ex-prostitutes and the certifiably mad); his anti-religious teaching, eternal torment and his thoughts on suicide, execution, singleness, abortion and sexual immorality.

Faithful to the biblical text, this carefully researched book can be read as a whole or as stand-alone chapters.

About the Author:

David Instone-Brewer studied at the South Wales Baptist College, University College Cardiff and Cambridge University. He is the Senior Research Fellow in Rabbinics and the New Testament at Tyndale House, Cambridge. He is a Baptist minister. http://www.BibleScandals.com

My Opinion:

 

I am in the middle of reading this book, will update ASAP.

 

**Disclaimer:  I was given a copy of this book from Kregel in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.

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