A Doubter's Guide to Jesus
A Doubter's Guide to Jesus is an introduction to the major portraits of Jesus found in the earliest historical sources. Portraits because our best information points not to a tidy, monolithic Jesus, but to a complex, multi-layered and, at times,...
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A Doubter's Guide to Jesus is an introduction to the major portraits of Jesus found in the earliest historical sources. Portraits because our best information points not to a tidy, monolithic Jesus, but to a complex, multi-layered and, at times, contradictory figure. While some might be troubled by this, fearing that plurality equals incomprehensibility or unreliability, others take it as an invitation to do some rearranging for themselves, trying to make Jesus neater, more systematic and digestible.
After two millennia of spiritual devotion and more than two centuries of modern critical research, we still cannot fit Jesus into a box. He is destined to stretch our imaginations, confront our beliefs, and challenge our lifestyles for many years to come.
In A Doubter's Guide to Jesus readers will find themselves both disturbed and intrigued by the images of Jesus found in the first sources.
Dr John Dickson is an author and historian, and the Distinguished Fellow in Public Christianity at Ridley College (Melbourne). A busy public advocate for the Christian faith, John also teaches 'Historical Jesus' at the University of Sydney, and is a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford (2016-2020). He is the presenter of Australia's top-rating religion podcast Undeceptions. He is married to Buff, and they have three children.
- <p><em>a Doubter's Guide To Jesus</em> Is An Introduction To The Major Portraits Of Jesus Found In The Earliest Historical Sources. <em>portraits</em> Because Our Best Information Points Not To A Tidy, Monolithic Jesus, But To A Complex, Multi-layered And, At Times, Contradictory Figure. While Some Might Be Troubled By This, Fearing That Plurality Equals Incomprehensibility Or Unreliability, Others Take It As An Invitation To Do Some Rearranging For Themselves, Trying To Make Jesus Neater, More Systematic And Digestible.</p> <p>after Two Millennia Of Spiritual Devotion And More Than Two Centuries Of Modern Critical Research, We Still Cannot Fit Jesus Into A Box. He Is Destined To Stretch Our Imaginations, Confront Our Beliefs, And Challenge Our Lifestyles For Many Years To Come.</p> <p>in <em>a Doubter's Guide To Jesus</em> Readers Will Find Themselves Both Disturbed And Intrigued By The Images Of Jesus Found In The First Sources.</p>