Book Launch: John Dickson’s “Is Jesus History?”

When: Wednesday 11 March, 2:45 pm

Speakers: John Dickson, Brian Rosner

Join us on Wednesday, 4 March as we launch Ridley College’s Senior Lecturer in Public Christianity, John Dickson’s new book, Is Jesus History? Brian Rosner will introduce the book and John Dickson will respond. There will also be a time for questions from the audience, followed by a book signing and afternoon tea. Discounted copies of the book will be available for purchase!

Date Wednesday 11 March 2020
Time 2:45 pm – 3:10 pm
Cost Free (please register below)
Location Ridley College, 170 The Avenue Parkville
Additional information Discounted copies of the book will be available.

About the book
What can we really know for sure about the past? Can anything from ancient history be regarded as ‘fact’? In particular, how seriously can we take the historical sources for the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth? Did he really even live in first-century Galilee and Judaea, or is he a figure of legend?

In this timely book, historian Dr John Dickson unpacks how the field of history works, giving readers the tools to evaluate for themselves what we can confidently say about figures like Emperor Tiberius, Alexander the Great, Pontius Pilate, and, of course, Jesus of Nazareth.

He presents the evidence, methods, and conclusions of mainstream scholars-both Christian and not-and asks some pertinent contemporary questions, without offering any pushy answers: If Jesus really did exist, what are we to make of his own claims and those of his followers, and what would any of it mean for us today?

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