The Jesus Inquest by Charles Foster

Posted: February 19, 2011 in Christianity, Reviews
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The Jesus Inquest by Charles Foster is a book that takes a look at the arguments both for and against the resurrection of Jesus. The book offers the views against first, then answers those objections from the Christian perspective. There are a great number of interesting facts and objections in this book. My struggle was that it seemed nothing more than that, leaving the reading dry at times. Being a fan of apologetics, that tends to happen sometimes in this genre. However, what bothered me was a lack of any supernatural power of God. The book seemed to written from the perspective that everything should be able to be answered by natural means. In a book about a person dieing and rising from the dead, some things can just not be explained in natural terms. Some of this probably stems from my theological difference with the author on the bible. With the author admittedly not a believer in the verbal inspiration of the bible, he would see less of a supernatural power in it. If you are looking for a book that is full of facts and interesting history,then you may very well enjoy this book. If you are looking for a book that displays the power and glory of God through the resurrection, you will need to look elsewhere.

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