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This is the book I was planning to write!
on 2 February 2017
I bought this book because I wanted to write a book on the historicity of Jesus. Having read it, I now realise I don't have to, because this is the book I was going to write! Actually Lataster does much better than I could because I come at this subject with a very large backpack of confirmation bias. Lataster doesn't do that at all. In fact, upon reading this, he shows that there is no evidence for a historical Jesus, but that doesn't mean he didn't exist. And even if he didn't, Christians still don't need to abandon their faith, because many Christians, from the earliest to contemporary, do not see Jesus as literally described in any Bible. They do, of course, have many problems from a different philosophical perspective. It would be a bold statement for me to make, but my guess is that the majority of Christians have never looked into this area, which is why any religion works in the first place, in my view. Very well researched, I would highly recommend this to anybody who wants to understand the historicity of Jesus, as long as they arrive with an open mind.