The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ

The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ

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“This book will prove to be a most effective weapon… against the debunking and skeptical attitudes toward the Gospels that are so prevalent, not only in academe, but also on the street, among young people who, sadly, are leaving the Churches in droves.” – Robert Barron, author of Catholicism


For well over a hundred years now, many scholars have questioned the historical truth of the Gospels, claiming that they were originally anonymous. Others have even argued that Jesus of Nazareth did not think he was God and never claimed to be divine.


In The Case for Jesus, Dr. Brant Pitre, the bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, goes back to the sources—the biblical and historical evidence for Christ—in order to answer several key questions, including:


• Were the four Gospels really anonymous?

• Are the Gospels folklore? Or are they biographies?

• Were the four Gospels written too late to be reliable?

• What about the so-called “Lost Gospels,” such as “Q” and the Gospel of Thomas?

• Did Jesus claim to be God?

• Is Jesus divine in all four Gospels? Or only in John?

• Did Jesus fulfill the Jewish prophecies of the Messiah?

• Why was Jesus crucified?

• What is the evidence for the Resurrection?



As The Case for Jesus will show, recent discoveries in New Testament scholarship, as well as neglected evidence from ancient manuscripts and the early church fathers, together have the potential to pull the rug out from under a century of skepticism toward the traditional Gospels. Above all, Pitre shows how the divine claims of Jesus of Nazareth can only be understood by putting them in their ancient Jewish context.


Nihil Obstsat

Rev. Glann Lecompte, STL, Censor Lirrorum


Most Reverend Shelton J. Fabre, Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux


The Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur are official declarations that a book or pamphlet is free of doctrinal or moral error. No implication is contained therein that those who have granted the Nihil Obstat or Imprimatur agree with the content, opinion, or statements expressed.


Author:  Brant Pitre

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Image; Illustrated edition (February 2, 2016)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0770435483 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0770435486

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.71 x 0.84 x 8.53 inches

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