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Jesus, a Question of Identity

Jesus, a Question of Identity

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780826489418
Number of Pages: 144
Published: 07/12/2005
Width: 12.9 cm
Height: 19.8 cm
Jesus: a first-century Jew from Galilee, a small and remote province of the Roman Empire. No other person has had such a profound and far-reaching influence on world history. But what, historically, can we know about him? And what are we to make of the kaleidoscope of beliefs and images that people have since built up around him? Those are the two essential questions investigated by J. L. Houlden in this absorbing account of the key historical, theological and cultural issues surrounding the enigmatic figure of Jesus. Written primarily for the enquiring lay person, this is a book that will engage the interest of believer and non-believer alike. It will also provide a clear and concise introduction fr anyone studying the origins and evolution of Christianity as a major world religion.

J. L. Houlden

J. L. Houlden is Emeritus Professor of Theology, King's College, London. His most recent publications include Jesus: The Complete Guide (Paperback edition: Continuum, 2005).

"An engaging insight into the phenomenon of Jesus Christ. The Good Book Guide Anyone who has an interest in Jesus, whether Christian or non-Christian, should read this book. Methodist Recorder Leslie Houlden's book offers an excellent introduction for those who wish to know more about how Jesus has been understood since the beginning of Christianity. The Tablet This book, as subtle as it is lucid, as profound as it is non-technical, richly rewards the attention with which it is read. Church Times A work of immense maturity, expressing the fruits of a lifetime of thought. It deserves to be widely read. John Hick Houlden writes beautifully and wears his learning lightly. Gerald O'Collins"

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