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The Christ Files

The Christ Files

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A SEARCH FOR THE REAL JESUS
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Highly recommended viewing from a master communicator!

Who was Jesus really? Has the real Jesus been so buried by tradition and legend that he is now lost to people living in the 21st century?

^ ^Australia's top-selling Christian author, historian Dr. John Dickson sets out to discover what we can know for certain about the life of one of history's best known and most influential figures. In a captivating journey across the globe, John Dickson examines ancient documents and consults the world's most respected historians and scholars. Beginning with the Gnostic Gospels, he crisscrosses continents on a search back through time for the historical sources that reveal the real Jesus- a search for the Christ Files.

^ ^Filmed in seven countries the documentary reveals the earliest and most important manuscript evidence for Jesus of Nazareth, including the writings of Josephus, Tacitus, the apostle Paul and the controversial Gnostic Gospels. Neither a work of fanciful scepticism nor of Christian propaganda The Christ Files provides viewers with a front row seat to the facts behind Western civilisation's most influential story. Interviews with twelve of the most prominent scholars and historians and access to some of Israel's most important archaeological sites give this documentary a unique authority.

  • ^ ^Session One - GNOSTICS AND ROMANS: How the ancient world viewed Jesus of Nazareth
  • Session Two - JEWS AND CHRISTIANS: Jesus according to his own people
  • ^ ^Session Three - LOST SOURCES AND ORAL TRADITIONS: 1st century's most reliable sources about Jesus
  • Session Four - ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND ARTEFACTS: Piecing together the world of Jesus
^ ^Includes a one-hour documentary version and over six hours of extended interviews with the world's leading scholars and historians: Richard Bauckham, Markus Bockmuehl, James Charlesworth, James D. G. Dunn, Sean Freyne, Martin Hengel, Alanna Nobbs, Adolpho Roitman, Peter Stuhlmacher, Christopher Tuckett, Geza Vermes, and N. T. Wright.^^
-Publisher.

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Highly recommended viewing from a master communicator!

Who was Jesus really? Has the real Jesus been so buried by tradition and legend that he is now lost to people living in the 21st century?

^ ^Australia's top-selling Christian author, historian Dr. John Dickson sets out to discover what we can know for certain about the life of one of history's best known and most influential figures. In a captivating journey across the globe, John Dickson examines ancient documents and consults the world's most respected historians and scholars. Beginning with the Gnostic Gospels, he crisscrosses continents on a search back through time for the historical sources that reveal the real Jesus- a search for the Christ Files.

^ ^Filmed in seven countries the documentary reveals the earliest and most important manuscript evidence for Jesus of Nazareth, including the writings of Josephus, Tacitus, the apostle Paul and the controversial Gnostic Gospels. Neither a work of fanciful scepticism nor of Christian propaganda The Christ Files provides viewers with a front row seat to the facts behind Western civilisation's most influential story. Interviews with twelve of the most prominent scholars and historians and access to some of Israel's most important archaeological sites give this documentary a unique authority.

  • ^ ^Session One - GNOSTICS AND ROMANS: How the ancient world viewed Jesus of Nazareth
  • Session Two - JEWS AND CHRISTIANS: Jesus according to his own people
  • ^ ^Session Three - LOST SOURCES AND ORAL TRADITIONS: 1st century's most reliable sources about Jesus
  • Session Four - ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND ARTEFACTS: Piecing together the world of Jesus
^ ^Includes a one-hour documentary version and over six hours of extended interviews with the world's leading scholars and historians: Richard Bauckham, Markus Bockmuehl, James Charlesworth, James D. G. Dunn, Sean Freyne, Martin Hengel, Alanna Nobbs, Adolpho Roitman, Peter Stuhlmacher, Christopher Tuckett, Geza Vermes, and N. T. Wright.^^
-Publisher.


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In The Christ Files, a four-session small group bible study, Bible scholar John Dickson examines the Christian faith through a historical look at the Christian faith and life of Jesus from both Scriptural and other non-Bible documentation.

Unique among the world's religions, the central claims of Christianity concern not just timeless spiritual truths, but tangible historical events as well. Historian John Dickson examines Christianity's claims in the light of history, opening you and your group to a wealth of ancient sources and explaining how mainstream scholars ? whether or not they claim Christian Faith personally ? reach their conclusions about history's most influential figure, Jesus of Nazareth.

In The Christ Files, Dickson skillfully highlights sources and historical methods used to study Christianity's assertions. He illustrates how historians assess the reliability of data, and provides an honest and informed perspective on where historical issues or clear-cut and where personal faith comes into play.

The Christ Files will help you and your small group expand your understanding of early Christianity and the life of Jesus.

This four-session DVD includes live teaching from John Dickson and is designed for use with the companion Participant's Guide (sold separately).

Sessions include:
1. Gnostics and Romans
2. Jews and Christians
3. Lost Sources and Oral Traditions
4. Archaeologists and Artifacts


- Publisher

Meet the Author

John Dickson

John Dickson (Ph.D., Macquarie University, Sydney) is one of Australia's best selling Christian authors. Much of his remarkable output focuses on the reliability of the New Testament and the relevance of the gospel to contemporary life. Recently, his documentary The Christ Files featured on Chanel 7.

His books range from academic studies to popular apologetics and youth issues and include Mission-Commitment in Ancient Judaism and in the Pauline Communities (JCB Mohr; WUNT 2/159); Hanging in There; A Sneaking Suspicion; Jesus: A Hell of a Life; Simply Christianity: Beyond Religion; Vital Signs and The Spectator's Guide to Jesus

This gifted communicator started his career as a singer/songwriter with rock band, In the Silence and hosted the national music TV show, Swordfish, for 2 years. Since then, he has gone on to gain an honours degree in Theology and a doctorate in ancient history. He holds the position of Honorary Associate in the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney. An ordained Anglican minister, John has spent the best part of a decade working as a local church minister.

Most recently he has produced Humilitas:A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership (Zondervan, 2011); Life of JesusWho He Is and Why He Matters (Zondervan, 2010); The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips (Zondervan, 2010) ; Investigating Jesus: An Historian's Quest; Jesus: A Short Life; The Christ Files; and 666 and all That with Greg Clarke
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Fantastic DVD.
5 stars By Stephen McKinley, Feb 28 2012
John Dickson's DVD "The Christ Files" is a fantastic resource to use with students in the senior years of high school. He systematically presents the historical evidence for Christ's existence. John looks at ancient writings that prove Jesus Christ was alive in Palestine from 4 BCE to about 30CE, did wondrous deeds, died on a cross and rose from the dead. Very accessible language and good use of diagrams and maps. Can be viewed as four 20 minute shows or one 45 minute show.
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  • Catalogue Code 311460
  • Product Code 025986328689
  • EAN 9780310328681
  • Department Dvds
  • Category Documentary Dvds
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Jan 2011
  • Sales Rank #6859
  • Dimensions 190 x 133 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.099kg

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