Simply Christianity: Beyond Religion
John Dickson strips back the rituals, myths and dogma that so often deter people from looking into Christianity. Putting aside hair-splitting and disagreements, he goes back to Jesus himself, and to what Luke's ancient biography actually says about him. John's...
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John Dickson strips back the rituals, myths and dogma that so often deter people from looking into Christianity. Putting aside hair-splitting and disagreements, he goes back to Jesus himself, and to what Luke's ancient biography actually says about him. John's three previous books are bestsellers throughout Australia and the UK.
Presents Christianity by simply presenting and reflecting on the ancient biography of Jesus written by Luke.
John was the Founding Director of the Centre for Public Christianity and now is a Senior Consultant to CPX. He has a degree in theology and a PhD in ancient history. An ordained Anglican minister, he was a Research Fellow of the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University (2005-17), a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford (2017-18), and teaches a course on the Historical Jesus for the Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney. He has hosted two nationally televised documentaries and authored more than a dozen books.
- Part One: Jesus Now And Then; 1. Which Christianity; 2. Christ In History; 3. Christ In Biography; Part Two: The Presence Of Greatness; Gospel Of Luke, 1:1-9:27; 4. Jesus' Surname; 5. Speaking God's Words; 6. Mending The Brokenness; 7. Forgiveness On Offer; 8. The Question Of Leadership; 9. True Confessions; 10. Flattering Misconceptions; Part Three: Search And Rescue; Gospel Of Luke, 9:28-19:10; 11. Jesus' Christian Name; 12. Clear And Future Danger; 13. Jesus' Bad Habits; 14. Friend Of Sinners; 15. Rescue In Action; Part Four: To Die For; Gospel Of Luke, 19:11-23:49; 16. One Last Meal; 17. One Last Prayer; 18. One Last Breath; 19. God The Rescuer; Part Five: Jesus Here And Now; Gospel Of Luke, 23:50-24:53; 20. Dead Man Walking? 21. God's Right-hand Man; 22. Jesus Here And Now; 23. Repentance: A Change Of Mind; 24. Forgiveness: A Fresh Start; Extra Information; I. Gospel Truth Or Myth? Ii. Prophesies Of The Coming King/christ; Iii. The Resurrection Of Christ; Iv. Beyond This Book