• The Modern Scholar

  • The Quest: The Historians' Search for Jesus and Muhammad
  • By: Prof. F. E. Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof. F. E. Peters
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 09-24-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Esteemed professor emeritus F. E. Peters compares the similarities and differences in the dual searches for the historical Jesus and the historical Muhammad. These quests have been the focus of considerable effort since the lifetime of each of these venerated figures. Using the primary tools of historical inquiry and the evidence discovered by both believers and unbelievers in the faiths established by Jesus and Muhammad, Professor Peters provides an insightful look into the results thus far found and the surprising truths uncovered.
©2009 F.E. Peters (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By melanie on 10-25-10

what an interesting audiobook

fascinating material, authoriative and delivered in a very easy to listen to style. very good value for money!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Chi-Hung on 03-06-10

This isn't a bad lecture

The lecture on a whole isn't bad, but rather, lacked focus, the lecturing style can also be improved upon somewhat, still, one can learn much about the core essence of Religious Historical scholarship by using this set of lectures as a starting point.

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3 out of 5 stars
By 1234 on 04-21-11

A little clumsy.. but still interesting

What was good about this book is that you gain some insight into the middle eastern societies that nurtured these great figures. The narration is also free flowing and fantastic!
Unfortunately as the narrator dashes between the two stories it can be hard to keep track of whats going on. The author himself confuses their names on more than one occasion!
The book tries to achieve a style of being biography (from the believer and secular view) as well as a critical history (to separate legend from fact), but doesn't do either job particularly well. I therefore found it a little wanting in both aspects. There are one or to facts I also disagreed with. I probably wouldn't recommend this book to anyone that wasn't already very familiar with the history of both men.
I much preferred his other work, ''Judaism, Christianity & Islam''.

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