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Jesus Quests


Jesus Quest

with Craig A. Evans

We’re going to travel back in time to where the ‘quests’ for the historical Jesus first began. We’ll find out what scholars throughout history have thought about who Jesus was and what they concluded about his significance in their own time. And we’ll hear about what some of the new research and archaeological finds are telling us about Jesus today.

Meet our guest


Professor Craig A. Evans is a bit of a legend in the world of studying the historical Jesus. He is Distinguished Professor Christian Origins at Houston Theological Seminary. Professor Evans has published over 70 books including Jesus and His Contemporaries and Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels.  But we’re talking to Professor Evans today primarily about his latest endeavour: a two-volume monster called A History of the Quests for the Historical Jesus. 


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To Read

To Watch

To Listen

  • For more on the gnostic gospels – and just juicy gospel info in general – check out our episode Canon Fodder, with insights from historian Dr Chris Forbes and New Testament scholar Mike Bird
  • The Stanford Continuing Studies Program has an in-depth, thorough lecture series looking at the historicity of Jesus. Check it out here 
  • Dr Bart Ehrman’s newish podcast Misquoting The Historical Jesus unpacks “little-known facts about the New Testament, the historical Jesus, and the rise of Christianity”. Check it out here or wherever you get your podcasts
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