Garrett Glass provides a fascinating perspective on how Jewish and Roman culture influenced the fate of a small group of Jews and Gentiles who worshipped Jehoshua the Christos, whom we have come to know as Jesus Christ.
"When a secular and rational approach is taken to the New Testament, contradictions cannot be ignored. They need to be explored and explained, and when you attempt to do that, a very rich world of possibilities opens up."
Here, author Garrett Glass reveals the surprising inspiration behind his first book project.
"He sensed a tremendous power over these people, as if they would do anything for him if he merely whispered his desire. To be able to do these things for people—this was a power unlike anything he had ever imagined existed."
"Glass skillfully fleshes out the characters and illustrates the theological issues without confusing the reader, bringing to life the early Christian community." —Kirkus Reviews
A historical look at the Crucifixion would lead one to believe that the resurrection of Jesus was not a real, physical one. What does that mean for Christianity?
Was Jehoshua/Jesus a healer, a magician, a prophet, someone who used the terms “son of man” and “son of God” metaphorically or literally?
If things actually happened this way in the past, could we have ended up with the New Testament that we have?
Whatever historical details might be off, Glass sidesteps the fatal mistake of most liberal tellings of the early Jesus story by acknowledging the early Christian movement as a fundamentally Jewish reality.