Dr. Brant Pitre joins me today on The Catholic Foodie Show to discuss his new book (to be released February 2, 2016) entitled The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ. In The Case for Jesus, Dr. Brant Pitre, bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, taps into the wells of Christian scripture, history, and tradition to ask and answer a number of questions about the origins and validity of the Gospels as well as one big question: Did Jesus of Nazareth claim to be God?
Though a seminary professor of Sacred Scripture, Dr. Brant Pitre is also a husband and father of five, and this book is written in plain language that everyone can understand. With his signature enthusiasm and with a deep love for both Jesus and the reader, Dr. Pitre offers compelling reasons for concluding that the four Gospels are first-century biographies of Jesus, written within the lifetime of the apostles and based directly on eyewitness testimony.
Buckle your seatbelt and get ready for an exciting ride to answer the question of a lifetime asked by Jesus, “And you, who do you say that I am?”
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“Confusion about who Jesus claimed to be is everywhere, and it’s spreading,” writes Dr. Pitre. “In fact, the idea that Jesus never claimed to be God may be more widespread today than ever before in history.”
In this book, Dr. Pitre asks and answers a number of questions, including:
- Who wrote the four Gospels? Were they really anonymous?
- What do we make of the so-called “lost gospels”?
- Are the Gospels fact or fiction? Folklore or biography?
- Did Jesus really claim to be God?
- Did Jesus fulfill the Jewish prophecies of the Messiah?
- Why was Jesus crucified?
- What is the evidence for the resurrection?
“This book will prove to be a most effective weapon in the arsenal of Christian evangelists in their struggle 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.” – Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
For more information on The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ, visit ImageCatholicBooks.com.
To order a signed copy of the book, or to purchase any of Dr. Pitre’s other books or CDs and DVDs, please visit CatholicProductions.com.