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Price, Robert M. 1954-

Overview
Works: 98 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 4,371 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Comparative studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  Short stories  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Illustrator
Classifications: BL2775.3, 211.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert M Price
The reason-driven life : what am I here on earth for? by Robert M Price( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Top secret : the truth behind today's pop mysticisms by Robert M Price( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines popular new spiritual doctrines such as Rhonda Byrne's "The Secret" to determine what they set out to teach and whether they are healthy and wise alternatives to spiritual enlightenment
The God who wasn't there ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holding modern Christianity up to a bright spotlight, this bold new film demands answers to the questions few dare to ask. Your guide through the world of Christendom is former fundamentalist Brian Flemming, who examines believers and their beliefs
The Da Vinci fraud : why the truth is stranger than fiction by Robert M Price( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The widow traditions in Luke-Acts : a feminist-critical scrutiny by Robert M Price( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deconstructing Jesus by Robert M Price( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Deconstructing Jesus, author Robert M. Price argues that liberal Protestant scholars who produce reconstructions of the "historical Jesus" are, as Albert Schweitzer pointed out long ago, creating their own Jesus icons to authorize a liberal religious agenda. Price argues that there is good reason to believe that Jesus never existed as a historical figure, and that responsible historians must remain agnostic about a "historical Jesus" and what he stood for."--Jacket
The empty tomb : Jesus beyond the grave ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays which raise issues and concerns about the claims of late twentieth century Christian apologists who accept the resurrection of Jesus Christ as historical fact
Killing history : Jesus in the no-spin zone by Robert M Price( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Killing Jesus, the bestselling blockbuster by Bill O'Reilly, claims to be a purely historical account of the events in the life of Jesus leading up to his crucifixion. New Testament scholar Robert M. Price (a member of the Jesus Seminar) shows how unfounded this claim is in this critical review of O'Reilly's work. In fact, he judges the book to be the number one source of misinformation on Jesus today. Ignoring over one hundred years of New Testament scholarship, O'Reilly and his coauthor, Martin Dugard, have produced what Price describes as a Christian historical thriller that plays fast and loose with the facts. Price goes through the key events of Jesus' later life as described in the gospels and retold in Killing Jesus, painstakingly showing in each case what scholars know and don't know. Using humor, down-to-earth analogies, and witty sarcasm'not unlike O'Reilly's own interview style'Price makes it clear that O'Reilly's book is more historical novel than a work of serious history. By cobbling together the four gospel stories, ignoring the contradictions, and adding plenty of quasi-historical background embellishments, O'Reilly and Dugard have created a good narrative that resonates with a lot of Christians. Entertaining reading this may be, but history it is not. Killing History provides lay readers with an accessible introduction to New Testament scholarship while showing the many problems in O'Reilly's book
The incredible shrinking Son of Man : how reliable is the Gospel tradition? by Robert M Price( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales of the Lovecraft mythos ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new Lovecraft circle ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The paperback apocalypse : how the Christian church was left behind by Robert M Price( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acolytes of Cthulhu by Robert M Price( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Noted Lovecraftian scholar R.M.Price assembles this unique Lovecraft-influenced collection of twenty-eight rare tales, from such diverse authors as Neil Gaiman, Jorges Luis Borges, Manly Wade Wellman, and Gustaf Meyrink. Spanning from the 1930s to the 1990s, this kaleidoscopic collection is a triumph of interdimensional threats, ritual magic, and cosmic horrors
Inerrant the wind : the evangelical crisis of biblical authority by Robert M Price( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pre-Nicene New Testament : fifty-four formative texts ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this monumental work, Professor Price offers an inclusive New Testament canon with twenty-seven additional sacred books from the first three centuries of Christianity, including a few of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hammadi writings. Price also reconstructs the Gospel of Marcion and the lost Gospel according to the Hebrews. Here, for the first time, is a canon representing all major factions of the early church. As an interpretive translation, Price's text is both accurate and readable and is tied more closely to the Greek than most previous translations. Price conveys the meanings of words in context, carefully choosing the right phrase or idiom to convey their sense in English. For words that had a specific theological import when first written, Price leaves the Greek transliteration, giving readers archons for the fallen angels thought to be ruling the world, paraclete for encourager, andpleroma for the Gnostic godhead. Within the collection, each book is introduced with comments about the cultural setting, information about when a document was probably written, and significant textual considerations, which together form a running commentary that continues into the footnotes. The findings of scholars, documented and summarized by Price, will come as a surprise to some readers. It appears, as Price suggests, that most of what is known about Jesus came by way of revelation to Christian oracles rather than by word of mouth as historical memory. In addition, the major characters in the New Testament, including Peter, Stephen, and Paul, appear to be composites of several historical individuals each, their stories comprising a mix of events, legend, and plot themes borrowed from the Old Testament and Greek literature. In the New Testament world, theology developed gradually along different trajectories, with tension between the charismatic ascetics such as Marcion and Thecla, as examples, and the emerging Catholic orthodoxy of such clergy as Ignatius and Polycarp. The tension is detectable in the texts themselves, many of which represent "heretical" points of view: Gnostic, Jewish-Christian, Marcionite, and proto-orthodox, and were later edited, sometimes clumsily, in an attempt to harmonize all into one consistent theology. What may occur to many readers, among the more striking aspects of the narratives, is that the earliest, most basic writings, such as Mark's Gospel in inarticulate Greek, are ultimately more impressive and inspirational than the later attempts by more educated Christians to appeal to sophisticated readers with better grammar and more allusions to classical mythology and apologetic embellishments. The critical insights and theories on display in these pages have seldom been incorporated into mainstream conservative Bible translations, and in many ways, Price has made the New Testament a whole new book for readers, allowing them, by virtue of the translation, to comprehend the meaning of the text where it is obscured by the traditional wording. Whatever usefulness teachers, students, and clergy may find here in terms of pedagogical and inspirational value, The Pre-Nicene New Testament is guaranteed to provoke further thought and conversation among the general public--hopefully toward the goal of more personal study and insights."--Publisher's website
Dark wisdom : new tales of the Old Ones by Gary Myers( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dark Wisdom" is a collection of horror fiction inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos
H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu mythos by Robert M Price( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The amazing colossal apostle : the search for the historical Paul by Robert M Price( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Necronomicon : selected stories and essays concerning the blasphemous tome of the mad Arab ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales out of Dunwich ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
MacNair Price, Robert 1954-
McNair Price, Robert 1954-
Price, Robert 1954-
Price, Robert M. 1954-
Price, Robert McNair.
Price, Robert McNair 1954-
プライス, ロバート・M.
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English (64)
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