The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism - Chapter Seven: You Can't Take the Bible Literally Summary & Analysis

Timothy Keller
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Chapter Seven: You Can't Take the Bible Literally Summary and Analysis

Many scholars view the Bible as historically inaccurate. When Keller was in college and taking courses on the Bible as literature, his professors taught that the New Testament was based on oral traditions of churches and reflected their beliefs. The "historical Jesus" is depicted as a charismatic teacher who provoked the opposition that eventually executed him. Even his followers had varying views of Jesus. Some thought he was divine others thought he was human. Skeptics of Jesus' divinity, assert that after a power struggle, it was decided by scholars to throw out any evidence that Jesus was human and the gospels were created on the anecdotal information that he was divine.

If the foregoing is true, it would throw Christianity into chaos. Doing his own research, Keller...

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