Want to know what is being said about the evidence for Jesus around the world? The Christ Files offers a wealth of knowledge of the key issues and interviews with key scholars answering key controversial questions about Jesus: Gnostics, the first century Judaism of Jesus, how oral tradition operated in the background, and archaeology. John Dickson is a skilled guide. These 'files' are loaded with information that is fascinating and accessible. Open the drawer and enjoy. -- Darrell Bock, Author, Jesus according to Scripture <br><br>
From the Back Cover
"Offers a wealth of knowledge of the key issues. Fascinating and accessible." --Darrell L. Bock, author of Jesus according to Scripture and co-editor of Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus "First rate historical detective work. Highly recommended." --Ben Witherington III, Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary "A sober, well-informed guide based on sound scholarship." --I. Howard Marshall, Emeritus Professor of New Testament, University of Aberdeen "Based on wide-ranging knowledge of the field and on the finest and most cutting-edge scholarship." --Craig Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary Uniquely among the world's religions, the central claims of Christianity concern not just timeless spiritual truths, but tangible historical events. Historian John Dickson examines Christianity's claims in the light of history, opening readers to a wealth of ancient sources and explaining how mainstream scholars--whether or not they claim Christian faith personally--reach their conclusions about history's most influential figure, Jesus of Nazareth. Dickson skillfully highlights sources and historical methods used to study Christianity's claims. He shows how historians assess the reliability of available data, and provides an honest and informed perspective on where historical issues are clear-cut and where personal faith comes into play. The Christ Files is a must-read for those looking to expand their understanding of early Christianity and the life of Jesus.