Author(s): John Dickson
Who wrote the New Testament? How soon after Christ was it written? How do we know the story hasn't changed over the years? Who decided which bits got into the New Testament and which bits didn't? Did anyone else in Jesus' day write about him? Why didn't he write the message down himself? Today there is renewed interest in and scepticism towards the historical basis of Christianity. This book is soundly based on historical and New Testament scholarship, and presented in a readable way for the enquirer who wants answers to questions about the hot issue of the historical basis of the Christian faith. The author takes us through what we can realistically know about the life of Jesus from ancient pagan and Jewish writings as well as New Testament and near contemporary Christian sources. The author argues that the gospels deserve to be read seriously.
"This is a wonderful book and is highly recommended." --"Publishers Weekly" on "A Spectator's Guide to World Religions "and "A Spectator's Guide to Jesus"
John Dickson is an historian, musician and bestselling author. He is an Honorary Associate in the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University (Sydney) where he also teaches a course on world religions. He lives in Sydney with his family and spends his time researching, writing and speaking about life's big questions.