What really happened back in the first century, in Jerusalem and around the Sea of Galilee, that changed the shape of world history? Who is this figure that emerges from history to have a profound impact on culture, ethics, politics and philosophy? Come with historian John Dickson on this six-session journey through the life of Jesus, from birth to his reported resurrection. Filmed on location in Israel, the Exploring the Life of Jesus documentary includes 25 bonus conversations between John Dickson and Greg Clarke about the philosophical and personal issues arising from Jesus' life and teaching. Session titles include the following: -God's Signpost -Christos -Kingdom Come -Judge and Friend -Cross Examination -The Resurrection DVD includes a special look 'Behind' the Life of Jesus' with humanities scholar Dr. Greg Clarke in the form of brief on-location conversations exploring mind-stretching issues such as the existence of God, the, the problem of suffering and belief in miracles. Designed for use with the Exploring the Life of Jesus book with self-contained Discussion Guide. This product may also be used as a stand-alone documentary.
John Dickson (PhD) is the co-director of Centre for Public Christianity (www.publicchristianity.org), an independent research and media organization promoting the public understanding of the Christian faith. With a degree in theology (Moore Theological College, Sydney) and a doctorate in ancient history (Macquarie University, Sydney) he is a senior research fellow of the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, where he teaches courses on Christian origins and the world religions. John is also the Senior Minister at St. Andrews Roseville (www.standrews.net.au), an innovative Anglican community on Sydney's North Shore. He has a wealth of experience as a local church pastor, public evangelist, and media presenter. He is the author of more than a dozen books and the host of two major television documentaries on the life of Jesus. He lives in Sydney with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children.