There are many people who have attempted to figure out what it is likely Jesus said, and what it is likely was added by gospel-writers et al. They range from the deist Thomas Jefferson's private work, to the somewhat pompously named The Gospel of Jesus, which represents Jesus as akin to the Buddha, differing primarily (and unsurprisingly) in that he based his revelations on the Jewish background rather than a Hindu one... to The Jesus Project, which involves actual Christian clerics of various stripes.

Clearly this is not an issue for those who believe in biblical inerrancy (unless someone has an account of Jesus which does not fall under this aegis, and thus can come under attack). However, it is an issue for every other Christian, or any person who is interested in what this enlightened man had to say.

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