With a superb historian's command of the subject, Paul Johnson places Jesus in the context of the Roman Empire, into which he was born. With a masterly writer's love of language, Johnson elucidates Jesus' profound teachings. With a believer's passion, he reaches "behind the written text to the full meaning of sayings and episodes which need to be explained afresh to each generation." The result is a probing, lucid, deeply moving biography of a man whose life changed the course of history.Large Print Edition.
Few figures have had such an influence on history as Jesus of Nazareth. His teachings have inspired discussion arguments even war and yet few have ever held forth as movingly on the need for peace forgiveness and mercy. Paul Johnson's intelligent and conversational style and ability to distill complex subjects into succinct highly readable works make this book the ideal match of a major historian with a major subject.
Paul Johnson is a New York Times bestselling author. His many books, including A History of Christianity, Churchill, and Napoleon, have been hailed as masterpieces of historical analysis. He is a regular columnist for Forbes and The Spectator, and his work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.
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