The Births of Jesus and Other Sons of God
Robert J. Miller
In this compelling study of the birth and infancy of Jesus, Robert Miller separates fact from fiction in the gospel narratives and relates them to stories about the miraculous births of Israelite heroes and of Greek and Roman sons of God. Born Divine analyzes the Christian claim that the birth and childhood of Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecies. The historical and theological dimensions of the virgin birth tradition are discussed with honesty and insight. This wide-ranging book also presents additional infancy gospels from the second century through the Middle Ages.
See also Robert J. Miller’s lecture The Births of Jesus and Other Sons of God, from the 2004 Westar Institute Fall Meeting.
Robert J. Miller, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, is Professor of Religious Studies at Juniata College in Pennsylvania. A Fellow of the Jesus Seminar since 1986, he is the editor of The Complete Gospel Parallels (2012), editor of The Complete Gospels (2010), and author of The Jesus Seminar and Its Critics (1999).