Jesus: A Short Life: The Historical Evidence
An accessible introduction to Jesus' life and his impact today Recent claims about the life of Jesus (including The Da Vinci Code) have raised many questions about the historicity of the man from Nazareth. Now John Dickson sets the...
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An accessible introduction to Jesus' life and his impact today
Recent claims about the life of Jesus (including The Da Vinci Code) have raised many questions about the historicity of the man from Nazareth. Now John Dickson sets the record straight. He draws on the latest scholarship to provide a succinct account of Jesus' life, teachings, death and resurrection - and his continuing significance today.
Recent developments have blurred the view of Jesus for ordinary people. The popular imagination has been captured by conspiracy theories propounded by highly-charged accounts loosely connected to gnostic writings including The Da Vinci Code. In eleven chapters - which cover the historical value of the New Testament, Jesus' birth and family, his teachings, miracles, death, resurrection and subsequent appearances - John Dickson clears away the mists of speculation and fantasy, revealing the founder of Christianity in sharp focus. Finally he also considers the real significance of Jesus for the 21st century.
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.