Large numbers of atheists, humanists, and conspiracy theorists
are raising one of the most pressing questions in the history of
religion: "Did Jesus exist at all?" Was he invented out of whole
cloth for nefarious purposes by those seeking to control the
masses? Or was Jesus such a shadowy figure-far removed from any
credible historical evidence-that he bears no meaningful
resemblance to the person described in the Bible?
In Did Jesus Exist? historian and Bible expert Bart
Ehrman confronts these questions, vigorously defends the
historicity of Jesus, and provides a compelling portrait of the man
from Nazareth. The Jesus you discover here may not be the Jesus you
had hoped to meet-but he did exist, whether we like it or not.