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A Doubter's Guide To Jesus : An Introduction To The Man From Nazareth For Believers And Skeptics - John Dickson

A Doubter's Guide To Jesus

An Introduction To The Man From Nazareth For Believers And Skeptics

Paperback Published: 16th February 2018
ISBN: 9780310328612
Number Of Pages: 256

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A Doubter's Guide to Jesus is an introduction to the major portraits of Jesus found in the earliest historical sources. Portraits because our best information points not to a tidy, monolithic Jesus, but to a complex, multi-layered and, at times, contradictory figure. While some might be troubled by this, fearing that plurality equals incomprehensibility or unreliability, others take it as an invitation to do some rearranging for themselves, trying to make Jesus neater, more systematic and digestible.

After two millennia of spiritual devotion and more than two centuries of modern critical research, we still cannot fit Jesus into a box. He is destined to stretch our imaginations, confront our beliefs, and challenge our lifestyles for many years to come.

In A Doubter's Guide to Jesus readers will find themselves both disturbed and intrigued by the images of Jesus found in the first sources.

About the Author

John Dickson (PhD, Macquarie University, Sydney) is a senior research fellow of the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University; co-director of the Centre for Public Christianity; and senior minister at St. Andrew’s Roseville. He lives in Sydney with his wife and three children.



Very uplifting and very explanatory

Tambellup, Western Australia


A great informative read


From a scholar who knows his material and makes it accessible to anyone with an interest in seeing the origins of the written evidence for the life of Jesus - both secular and Biblical. Great for believers and sceptics.

Sunshine coast Australia



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A Very Short Introduction

1 Imaginings: Making Jesus in our image
2 Sources: How we know what we know
3 Teacher: His words and their impact
4 Healer: The deeds that baffle
5 Israel: A nation on his shoulders
6 Christ: More than a surname
7 Judge: His pledge to bring justice
8 Friend: The scandal of his social life
9 Temple: The relocation of God's presence
10 Saviour: The meaning of his death
11 Adam: The promise of his resurrection
12 Caesar: His subversion of an empire
13 God: His oneness with the Almighty
14 Servant: His preference for the lowly
Epilogue: Portrait of a follower of Jesus

ISBN: 9780310328612
ISBN-10: 0310328616
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 16th February 2018
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 12.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.23