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Jesus: A Short Life

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Rooted in scholarship and the Gospels, this straightforward account of Jesus draws upon reliable sources and dispels conspiracy theories as well as unfounded evidence to reveal the true man. The mists of speculation and fantasy surrounding each of the topics addressed—which include the historicity of the New Testament; Jesus' birth and family; and his teachings, miracles, ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Lion Hudson (first published January 1st 2008)
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Bill
Aug 11, 2011 Bill rated it liked it
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This is an historical biography of Jesus rather than a purely biblical one. It's accessible and short -- classic John Dickson. Because of the historical methodology, it has a refreshingly different feel to biblical/theological accounts of Jesus, and yet the essential (& radical) gospel of Jesus is clearly visible in the sources.
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Feb 10, 2016 David Gill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Extremely interesting book, whether you are religious or not, on the life of Jesus, based only on what is factually corroborated.
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John focuses on the big ideas that have shaped our world.

His journey is an eclectic one. Starting out as a singer-songwriter, he now works as a writer, speaker, historian of religion (focusing on early Christianity and Judaism), media presenter, Anglican minister, and director of a multi-media think tank.

With an honours degree in theology from Moore Theological College Sydney, and a PhD in history
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