A Spectator's Guide to Jesus: An Introduction to the Man from Nazareth

A Spectator's Guide to Jesus: An Introduction to the Man from Nazareth

by John Dickson
     
 

Designed for readers with little to no knowledge on the subject, this accessible and honest survey introduces the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Using only the most reliable historical sources, this study clears away the myth and reveals a man who challenged the contemporary norms of society and religion, associated with social outcasts, demanded compassion

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Designed for readers with little to no knowledge on the subject, this accessible and honest survey introduces the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Using only the most reliable historical sources, this study clears away the myth and reveals a man who challenged the contemporary norms of society and religion, associated with social outcasts, demanded compassion toward the needy, and subverted imperialism. Insight is also offered into Jesus’ teachings and parables in an effort to uncover their true meanings. The role and impact of Jesus in his own time, throughout history, and in today's world is also provided.

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"This is a wonderful book and is highly recommended."  —Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly

Contemporary views of the person and mission of Jesus Christ are as varied as the kinds of faith that attach themselves to Christianity. From the somber Calvinists to the exuberant Word-Faith movement, practitioners of the Christian religious enterprise continue to find new and innovative ways of discovering the "Man from Nazareth." In this exuberantly joyful meditation, Dickson, honorary associate in the department of ancient history, Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, gathers the many facets of Jesus' life and explores each as one would study the facets of a valuable diamond. How can one man be both friend and judge, both God and servant? The author draws on ancient histories and Judeo-Christian religious studies to present a compelling and readable account of the complex figure that millions call Savior and Lord. There is no agenda except to place Jesus Christ before readers in ways that inform and refresh, inspire and encourage. This is a wonderful book and is highly recommended for readers, indeed seekers, at all levels. (May)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745953076
Publisher:
Lion UK
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

John Dickson is a historian specializing in world religions, the author of If I Were God, I’d End All the Pain and If I Were God, I’d Make Myself Clearer.

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