Recent controversies and fictional creations have blurred the image of Jesus for ordinary people. The popular imagination has been captured by conspiracy theoriesproposed by accounts that are loosely connected to Gnostic writings. Modern culture needs a straightforward account of Jesus, rooted in scholarship and the Gospels, the most reliable documents we possess.In eleven chapters-which cover the historicity of the New Testament, Jesus' birth and family, his historical context, teachings, miracles, death, resurrection, and subsequent appearances-John Dickson clears away the mists of speculation and fantasy, revealing the founder of Christianity in sharp focus. In the epilogue he considers the real significance of Jesus for thetwenty-first century.
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