L. C. Fillion's classic work on The Life of Christ (1938-41) is subtitled A Historical, Critical and Apologetic Exposition, which well summarizes the purpose and design of this extensive 3-volume work by a notable Roman Catholic scholar. Indeed, it is a work of considerable scholarship, with detailed, in-depth discussion, both in the main text and in the thousands of footnotes. Though written by a Catholic scholar, most Evangelical Protestants will likely find themselves in agreement with Fillion on many points, since he ardently defends the traditional-conservative view of the Gospel narratives against the more skeptical criticism that came into prominence in the 19th and early 20th century. His work is thus both critical and apologetic in orientation, focusing in large measure on the historical reliability of the Gospels. His work functions as a full-fledged commentary on the Gospels, as well as a significant topical treatment of many of the key critical issues and questions that scholars continue to address today.
All relevant references to the writings of Josephus, and the Church Fathers, etc, in the footnotes are linked.
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