Which “Real” Jesus?
Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, and the Early American Roots of the Current Debate
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"What we have in Bateman's work is a clever, well-written, reader-friendly defense of the real Jesus. It is not the 'Jesus' of pseudo-intellectuals, atheists, or soft evangelicals. This work is a welcomed proclamation of the supremacy of Jesus. The author writes for the street-the average person interested in these issues-and his arguments are concise and accurate, a pleasure to have read for this believing heart."
-John Hannah, Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary
"Steve Bateman is a superb preacher and an engaging writer. In this volume he brings together important issues of American history, public theology, and evangelical identity. 'What Think Ye of Christ?' is still the most urgent question we can ask today. This book helps us to listen well to that question and the answer given to it in the biblical Gospel."
-Timothy George, founding dean of Beeson Divinity School, and Senior Editor, Christianity Today
"Which 'Real' Jesus is a fascinating journey into a debate that has had a long life since the Enlightenment. Along the way we learn a great deal about ourselves and the origins of a religious faith that still rightfully casts a crucial shadow on our culture. If you love early American history and substantive religious discussion-which rarely intersect as they do here-you will enjoy this book."
-Darrell L. Bock, Research Professsor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Editor at Large, Christianity Today