Darrell Bock and Dan Wallace of Dallas Seminary have a new book coming out next month:
Dethroning Jesus- Exposing Popular Culture’s Quest to Unseat the Biblical Christ.
Here’s a description:
New York Times best-selling author Darrell Bock teams with Daniel Wallace to help lay readers separate fact from fiction and help from hype in the recent best-selling Jesus books and television specials.
There is a quest going on. It’s the quest to reduce Jesus to a mythic legend or to nothing more than a mere man. Scholars such as Elaine Pagels and James Tabor are using such recent discoveries as the Gospel of Judas and the Gospel of Thomas to argue that the Christ of Christianity is a contrived figure and that a different Christ-one human and not divine-is the “true” Christ.
In his trademark easy-to-understand style Darrell Bock takes on these attempts to redefine Jesus in a convincing, winsome way that will help readers understand that the orthodox understanding of Christ and his divinity is as trustworthy and sure as it ever was. Joining Bock for the first time is fellow scholar Daniel Wallace.
The book will be pre-released and available for purchase on October 29th at the “Jesus In Primetime” conference in Dallas. Speakers included will be:
Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, & Dr. Ben Witherington
Dr. John Ankerberg, The John Ankerberg Show
Dr. Mark Bailey, Dallas Theological Seminary
Claire Brinberg, CNN News
Deborah Caldwell, Beliefnet.com
Dr. Erwin Lutzer, The Moody Church
Rev. Larry Moody, Search Ministries
Peggy Wehmeyer-Woods, The World Vision Report
This is a conference that will be worth the cost. We know how the media “spins Jesus” and this book and conference address this issue.
Also, you may be interested in Dallas Seminary’s —issues of God in culture— podcast series on “Contemporary Challenges To Jesus.”
These are great resources. Don’t miss out!