Jesus: a short life

John Dickson

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Recent claims about the life of Jesus have raised many questions about the historicity of the man from Nazareth. In this accessible book, John Dickson addresses such issues as: When and where was Jesus born? Did he marry? What should we make of the 'miracles' he is reported to have performed? How should we treat the claim that he rose from the dead? And can we be sure that he even existed?
In eleven chapters - covering the historical reliability of the New Testament, Jesus' birth and family, his historical context, his teachings, miracles, death, resurrection, and subsequent appearances - Dickson clears away the mists of speculation, revealing the founder of Christianity in sharp focus. This is a must-read for anyone wanting a lucid response to the controversial conspiracy theories of the post-modern age.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
Number of pages160
ISBN (Print)9780745953649
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
  • religion
  • biblical studies
  • Christology

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