Getting at Jesus: A Comprehensive Critique of Neo-Atheist Nonsense About the Jesus of History

Portraying themselves as challenging blind religious dogma with evidence-led skepticism, the neo-atheist movement claims that the New Testament contains unreliable tales about a mythical figure who, far from being the resurrected Lord of life, may not even have lived. Getting at Jesus: A Comprehensive Critique of Neo-Atheist Nonsense About the Jesus of History (Wipf & Stock, 2019) documents the falsehood of these neo-atheist claims, correcting their historical and philosophical mistakes to show how we can get at the truth about the historical Jesus.

‘If you are looking for a one-stop comprehensive and up-to-date critique of the new atheists, look no further – this is it.’ – Tim Dieppe, Foundations Journal 78 (Spring 2020), see full review here

‘Peter Williams is a highly regarded Christian intellectual, and his writings and lectures always engage important topics in a rigorous and skilful way. Getting at Jesus may be his best and most important book to date. The book manages to be, at once, well researched, insightful in the topics covered, very well ordered in the flow of the book’s argument, and interesting to read. I highly endorse Williams’ outstanding contribution to believers and unbelievers alike.’ – Dr J.P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Biola University in La Mirada, California

‘Are the high profile neo-atheists right when they claim that there is little-to-no evidence for the existence of Jesus, much less his exulted self-understanding, the historical reliability of the Gospels, or the veracity of the resurrection? Peter S. Williams leaves no stone unturned to amass the most comprehensive collection of scholarly testimony against these novel and misguided claims that is available today. Time and time again, he shows how the critics do not even follow their own alleged standards for truth. A must read for anyone who cares about evidence and not just propaganda.’ – Dr Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary

Related Resources

Addendum to Getting at Jesus: ‘The Deceptive Demon or Daemon Hypothesis’ (26th August 2019)

‘An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Dating the Fourth Gospel, Part I: John 5:2 and Papyrus 52′Theofilos. Volume 13, 2021, issue 1-2, 215–233, Theofilos. Volume 13, 2021, issue 1-2, 215–233.

Audio: ‘Learning about Jesus with the New Atheists’ (May 2020)

Audio: Truthbomb Apologetics: ‘An Interview with Peter S. Williams. Topic – Getting at Jesus: A Comprehensive Critique of Neo-Atheist Nonsense about the Jesus of History, January 29, 2019.’

Audio: ‘Getting at Jesus – Interviewed by Iain Morris at Wycliffe Hall’

Christian Evidence Society Blog: Getting at Jesus