Gospel Truth: On the Trail of the Historical Jesus

Gospel Truth: On the Trail of the Historical Jesus

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Gospel Truth: On the Trail of the Historical Jesus by Russell Shorto

Russell Shorto meticulously investigates Christian history and the Bible’s New Testament to reveal the true, historical Jesus Christ.

For roughly two thousand years, the world has known only the biblical depiction of Jesus: the virgin birth, miraculous life, and resurrection. Recently, scholars have pursued the historical Jesus Christ by poring through texts, examining ancient documents, and even holding votes. They make a fresh attempt to answer some of history’s greatest questions: Who was he? Where did he live? What did he think? And was the Bible’s account true?

In Gospel Truth, bestselling author Russell Shorto (The Island at the Center of the World) brings a journalist’s eye to the life of Jesus Christ. Shorto looks into the Jesus Seminar, where historians seek and analyze evidence of the world’s most famous carpenter’s son. He compiles their research and ideas to create a composite biographical portrait of Yeshu, a man of ordinary beginnings who changed the world in extraordinary ways.
A skillfully compiled biblical interpretation, Shorto shows “a Jesus stripped of the unhistorical” (Library Journal). The result will fascinate believers and nonbelievers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453265925
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 1,184,654
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Russell Shorto is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and the director of the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam. As an author he has won the Washington Irving Prize and the New York City Book Award. His books include the bestselling The Island at the Center of the World, Gospel Truth, and Descartes’ Bones. In 2009, he was named a Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau by the Dutch government for his contributions to the study of Holland’s role in American history.     

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