The Man Jesus: Fact and Legend

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Janus Publishing Company Lim, 1999 - Religion - 145 pages
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Some 2000 years ago there was a holy man in Palestine. We know that he was called Jesus and that his teachings have come down to us this day. But what of Jesus as a man, as a historical being?
In the very nature of things, of course, we will never be able to produce a biography, but this book is probably as close to it as possible. Based on modern research, it sets out to present succinctly what we can now say of this truly remarkable man.
The author, a classical scholar with previous books to his name, has given us here a straightforward and very readable summary of what we now know, which will interest most people be they believer, agnostic or atheist.
  

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Contents

Ancient historians
16
Infancy narratives
32
Flight to Egypt? Shepherds?
45
Jesuss titles
59
The kingdom or reign of God Prayer
80
Conflict
86
Jesuss supporters
92
when?
98
The Crucifixion
114
Ascension
127
Further reading
133
Ancient sources
139
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About the author (1999)

Michael McCrum was Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge from 1980-1994 and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1987-1989.

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