Jesus: pocket GIANTS


Publisher: The History Press

Publication Date: February 01, 2017

ISBN: 9780750961240

Binding: Paperback

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A concise, accessible, engaging an informative biography of one of the world's most revered religious icons Why is Jesus a giant? Because he was the founder of Christianity, the largest religion in the world with 2 billion adherents; because Christianty is one of the five great religions of the world, with followers in every country on the planet and a history stretching back two thousand years; because there remains great interest in the teaching of Jesus, his personality and his life. The origins of a great religion which has filled so immense a place in the history of the world much surely be of interest to everyone. AUTHOR: Dr Edward Kessler MBE is a leading thinker in interfaith relations, primarily between Jews, Christians and Muslims. He is Founder Director of the Woolf Institute and Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge. He is a prolific author, having written or edited ten books and dozens of articles. Kessler's most recent book Jews, Christians and Muslims, is being published by SCM later this year. Other publications include 'Bound by the Bible; Jews, Christians and the Sacrifice of Isaac '(CUP, 2004) and 'What do Jews Believe?' (Granta, 2006) SELLING POINTS: Jesus means a great deal of different things to multitudes of people and is the leader of the world's most widespread religion Examines the relevance of Jesus to other major religions Explores the problem of evidence about Jesus' life Discusses his relevance to the world today and the meaning of Christianity in the modern world