Investigating Jesus: An Historian's Quest

Investigating Jesus: An Historian's Quest

by John Dickson


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Investigating Jesus: An Historian's Quest by John Dickson

An in-depth investigation into the history of Jesus, from his early beginnings to how he was viewed in the Enlightenment, the 20th Century, and beyond

In this lovely full-color book, the question of how much anyone can really know about Jesus of Nazareth is addressed. From the Gospels to the word of modern-day theologians to historical record, all accounts are examined in minute detail in attempt to uncover the truth. By reviewing ancient evidence, interviewing leading experts, and setting out a robust historical method, the reliability or unreliability of different sources, interpretations, and arguments is clearly established. Christianity prides itself on being a historical religion. Here this pride is subjected to a very close scrutiny and it is shown both how vital this is and yet how different Jesus was from the way he is so often portrayed today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745953502
Publisher: Lion Hudson
Publication date: 07/09/2010
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Dickson is a historian specializing in world religions and the author of A Spectator's Guide to World ReligionA Spectator's Guide to JesusIf I Were God, I'd End All the Pain; and Jesus: A Short Life, among others.

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