A Doubter's Guide to Jesus: An Introduction to the Man from Nazareth for Believers and Skeptics

Author(s): John Dickson (Contribution by)


"Our best information points not to a tidy, monolithic Jesus, but to a complex, multi-layered and, at times, contradictory figure." In A Doubter's Guide to Jesus, John Dickson is destined to stretch the imaginations of both believers and skeptics alike, confronting the beliefs on both sides. Dickson peels back the layers of the past to provide an eye-opening introduction to the major portraits of Jesus found in the earliest historical sources. Discover for yourself the many portraits of Jesus understood throughout ancient history.


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John Dickson (PhD, Macquarie University, Sydney) is a senior research fellow of the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University; codirector of the Centre for Public Christianity; and senior minister at St. Andrew’s Roseville. The author of more than a dozen books, he is the host of two major historical documentaries for Australian television and is a busy public speaker in corporations, universities, churches, and conferences.

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

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  • : 9780310328612
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.22226
  • : February 2018
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  • : United States
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Dickson (Contribution by)
  • : Paperback
  • : 2018
  • : English
  • : 232.9/08
  • : 2017041395
  • : 256