List of books about Jesus

This is a bibliography of works with information or interpretations of the life and teachings of Jesus. The list is grouped by date, and sorted within each group (except for the very earliest works) alphabetically by name of author.

Jesus of Nazareth (/ˈzəs/; 7–2 BC/BCE to 30–36 AD/CE), commonly referred to as Jesus Christ or simply as Jesus or Christ, is the central figure of Christianity. Most Christian denominations venerate him as God the Son incarnated and believe that he rose from the dead after being crucified.[1][2] The principal sources of information regarding Jesus are the four canonical gospels.[3]

1st and 2nd centuries[edit]

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]



21st century[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

  • Putenis, A. K. Jesus, the Messiah. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press. Not before 1988, the date of foundation of Fortress Press. No further bibliographical information found online.[clarification needed]

Jesus as different from Paul the Apostle[edit]

Jesus Married?[edit]

Jacobovici, Simcha (2014). The Lost Gospel. NY: Pegasus. ISBN 978-1-60598-610-4.

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  1. ^ Newbigin (1989) p. 66 "the whole of Christian teaching would fall to the ground if it were the case that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus were not events in real history but stories told to illustrate truths which are valid apart from these happenings."
  2. ^ Grudem (1994) pp. 568–603
  3. ^ Funk, Robert W.; Seminar, Jesus (1998). Introduction. The acts of Jesus: the search for the authentic deeds of Jesus. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco. pp. 1–40. ISBN 978-0-06-062978-6.
  4. ^ Varner, Will. "Review of The Apostolic Fathers: Greek texts and English Translations, 3rd edn". Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  5. ^ Kasper, Walter (1976). Jesus the Christ. New Jersey: Paulist Press. pp. 289. ISBN 0-8091-2081-X.
  6. ^ "Review of Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan". Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 38 (1): 84–85. March 1970. JSTOR 1461704.
  7. ^ "Review of Christ the End of the Law". Journal of Biblical Literature. 107 (1): 145–146. March 1988. JSTOR 3267846.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i Theissen, Gerd and Annette Merz. The historical Jesus: a comprehensive guide. Fortress Press. 1998. translated from German (1996 edition)
  9. ^ "Review of The Hero Pattern and the Life of Jesus". Western Folklore. 38 (1): 56–57. January 1979. JSTOR 1498986.
  10. ^ "Review of Proceedings of the First International Congress of Mithraic Studies". Britannia. 7: 396–397. 1976. JSTOR 525789.
  11. ^ Bogs, Christopher R. "Critical Review Paper on Jesus the Magician: Charlatan or Son of God?" (PDF). Retrieved February 15, 2015.