The Authentic Gospel of Jesus

Geza Vermes - Author

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ISBN 9780141003603 | 464 pages | 25 Jan 2005 | Penguin | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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An illuminating look at the true teachings of Jesus—from "the greatest Jesus scholar of his generation" (Sunday Telegraph)

In his new book, acclaimed religious scholar Geza Vermes subjects all the sayings of Jesus to brilliantly informed scrutiny. Profoundly aware of the limits of our knowledge but immersed in what we do have—both the “official” gospels and associated Jewish and early Christian texts—Vermes sieves through every quote ascribed to Jesus to let the reader get as close as possible to the charismatic Jewish healer and moralist who changed the world. The result is a book that creates a revolutionary and unexpected picture of Jesus—scraping aside the accretions of centuries to approach as close as we can hope to his true teaching.

Wonderfully accessible and open-minded... This book will demand that Christians rethink their faith. (The Sunday Times, London)

With all the weight of a lifetime of scholarship, Vermes places the recorded words in their Jewish, first-century context. (Independent on Sunday)

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