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O’Reilly Book “Killing Jesus” Sparks Criticism

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Mar 25
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Renowned author and Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly recently released Killing Jesus, a history of the crucifixion of Christ, co-written by Martin Dugard. Since the release of the book, O’Reilly has faced criticism from members of the secular-progressive movement. 


"The problem with the secular-progressive movement is it simply cannot accept any people of faith and take them seriously," O’Reilly told the Washington Post. "They're so condescending and they're so arrogant that, even though you might be a brilliant person, if you believe, you're an idiot."


O’Reilly was raised Catholic and publicly states his faith in what is written in the Bible. He said, “I’m going to accept it, because there’s no reason not to.” 


Previously O’Reilly and Dugard penned Killing Lincoln, as well as Killing Kennedy. Killing Jesus, is intended to be in the same style as their previous works, a documented history of Jesus’ crucifixion 2,000 years ago. 


"We have 'A History' on the cover.  I just wanted to make the world aware that this man existed,” said O’Reilly. 

The author considers himself ordinary, but the inspiration to write Killing Jesus came from God. "It's not you creating this monumental book or song or hitting 500 home runs. It's the talent that you've been given and that you're blessed with. That's what's doing it."