Jesus: a Short Life: The Historical Evidence

Author(s): John Dickson


Recent developments have blurred the view of Jesus for ordinary people. The popular imagination has been captured by conspiracy theories propounded by highly-charged accounts loosely connected to gnostic writings including The Da Vinci Code. In eleven chapters - which cover the historical value of the New Testament, Jesus' birth and family, his 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. Finally he also considers the real significance of Jesus for the 21st century.


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John Dickson tackles the old challenge of 'Did Jesus really exist?' in a clear, lively and very readable manner, using the latest thoughts and evidence. -- Carole Burrows The Good Bookstall

John Dickson (PhD) is an Honorary Associate in the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). He lectures in World Religions and is Director of the Centre for Public Christianity, an independent research and media organization promoting public understanding of the Christian faith. A prolific author, he is also a busy lecturer and public speaker.

General Fields

  • : 9780745955780
  • : Lion Hudson Plc
  • : Lion Hudson Plc
  • : May 2012
  • : May 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 144
  • : John Dickson