Explaining Jesus

An Interdisciplinary Exploration of a Phenomenon

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Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter
  • Lanham, MD: 
    Lexington Books
    , November
     232 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


How exactly does one explain Jesus? That is the central question of this book. But the task of explaining Jesus is complicated. For many nonbelievers, skeptics, or practitioners of non-Jesus-based religions or spiritualities, it can be very strange to refer to a particular man who lived in the first century CE as someone who is still living. Even for some believers, this idea can be a difficult thing to understand—even given the teachings of their faith. Thus, whether believer or nonbeliever or somewhere in-between, for the intellectually curious, there is need for an explanation. Explaining Jesus explores the possibilities of a secular, interdisciplinary, science-based explanation for the phenomenon of Jesus.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter is Special Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric, Liberal Studies, and the Honors College at Oakland University and is the author of Death in Documentaries: The Memento Mori Experience.


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