Jesus the Bridegroom
Dr. Brant Pitre is Professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA. He earned his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, where he specialized in the study of the New Testament and ancient Judaism. He is the author of the new book, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (Doubleday, 2011). Dr. Pitre is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker and has produced dozens of Bible studies on both CD and DVD, in which he explores the biblical roots of Catholic faith and theology. He currently lives outside New Orleans with his wife Elizabeth and their five children.
Jesus of Nazareth was the most famous man in history—and certainly the most controversial. Was he the Son of God? A political revolutionary? Just a wise teacher whose followers turned his memory into legend? Or maybe he didn’t exist at all… except as a fanciful mixture of ancient myths. With so many competing versions of Jesus to choose from, how can we know that traditional Christian teaching about him is true—in fact, that it is worthy of our faith? In Why Believe in Jesus?, apologist Trent Horn examines the historical, biblical, and logical evidence to build a compelling case for the reasonableness of belief in the Christian Jesus: that he was truly God incarnate in first-century Judea, put to death on a cross and risen on the third day.