The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
9781908906274   Product Code: 19950
Why did the early Church promulgate an image of Jesus as peaceful spiritual teacher rather than political revolutionary? In the context of the first century, how did Jesus understand himself? Aslan's bestseller examines the Jesus presented by the Gospels within the context of his times, when the Holy Land was awash with apocalyptic fervour, with wandering prophets and would-be messiahs. The result is a fresh perspective on the birth of a religion and the complex figure of Jesus himself.