Academic journal article Journal of Third World Studies

O'Reilly, Bill and Martin Dugard. Killing Jesus, A History

Academic journal article Journal of Third World Studies

O'Reilly, Bill and Martin Dugard. Killing Jesus, A History

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O'Reilly, Bill and Martin Dugard. Killing Jesus, A History. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2013.

For more than thirty years, I have reviewed books for scholarly journals. Very few of them are outstanding, capable of becomming classics in a highly competitive field.

O'Reilly and Dugard' study, Killing Jesus, in my opinion, is destined to become a classic study of the last days of Jesus Christ, and definitely will stand the test of time.

There are numerous, excellent, studies of the life of Jesus of Nazareth and His message for all mankind. Some of them are more factual than others while others are more philosophical--preaching His universalist creed. Two of the best works are Jim Bishop's The Day Christ Died, a "dramatic" recreation of the last days of Jesus which is well researched and "Practical" in its outlook. And, Fulton J. Sheen's study, Life of Christ, interprets the Gospel's accounts "vividly" and in a "dramatic" manner.

But this study by O'Reilly and Dugard is much more: it is original and goes far beyond the classic narratives. You can be sure that it is well researched and documented, extremely vivid, and highly dramatic. Also, it has a very unique quality--it transports the reader back in time so that you feel as if you are there, in first century Palestine. …

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