Fake News and the Jesus Historian

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
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  • 1 1United Theological Seminary, Dayton, oh, United States, ledonne@gmail.com

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This article surveys a cultural phenomenon in American popular media that complicates how the historical Jesus is received: fake news. It suggests that fake Jesus news relates to the problems we face in Donald Trump-related political discourse. Moreover, the present political climate will make it even more difficult for professional historians to be heard and trusted by the general public.

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