A Spectator's Guide to Jesus
An Introduction to the Man from Nazareth
By (author) John Dickson
Spectator's Guide to Jesus by John Dickson
Book DescriptionWhat does the historical Jesus have to do with the Jesus of contemporary imagination? This book is neither a sceptical tirade nor an evangelistic tract. It is rather a popular-level historical introduction to the life and teaching of Jesus written for the average 'spectator' rather than the academic or religious believer. Dr Dickson takes readers through the historical data to reveal a figure who will surprise both the religious and the not-so-religious. The Jesus who emerges from the ancient sources challenges the norms of society and religion, associates with 'sinners', demands compassion toward the needy and subverts imperialism. Dickson's Jesus is neither 'left-wing' nor 'right-wing'. The Jesus of history transcended these simplistic modern categories.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745953076
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Lion Books
Publisher: Lion Hudson Plc
Publish Date: 18-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Doubter's Guide to the Bible, Paperback (March 2015)
The Bible is the most influential book in history, yet remains unexplored by many. In A Doubter's Guide to the Bible, John Dickson gives those observing Christianity from the outside a sense of the whole biblical narrative and the lifestyle it inspires.
Have You Meet Scribble?, Hardback (March 2015)» View all books by John Dickson
"Elephants bang into things and are rude and loud," says Buttonhole. Scribble and his friend Buttonhole are trying to work out many questions. But when they fi nally meet an elephant, is it what they were expecting? Have you Met Scribble? is a story about wonder, friendship and the overcoming of prejudice.
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Author Biography - John Dickson
John Dickson i s 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.
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