"Jesus and the Rise of Early Christianity: A History of New Testament Times" by Paul Barnett

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007

In an interview about this book with IVP's Daniel Reid, Paul Barnett-Anglican bishop of North Sydney, Australia, and research professor at Regent College, Vancouver, B.C.-recounts his astonishment when, as an undergraduate in ancient history thirty-five years ago, "We heard of Jesus only in the third year, and then only in relation to Constantine and the circumstances in the fourth century." Barnett, already a theology graduate and a seminary junior professor, was amazed that all that he had studied from the Bible "had made so little splash in the minds of ancient historians." </...

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