Gospel Truth by Russell Shorto

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Russell Shorto delves into one of the most controversial and age-old questions: Who was Jesus Christ?
For roughly two thousand years, the world has known only the Biblical depiction of Jesus: the virgin birth, miraculous life, and resurrection. Recently, scholars have pursued the historical Jesus Christ by poring through texts, examining ancient documents, and even holding votes. They make a fresh attempt to answer some of history’s greatest questions: Who was he? Where did he live? What did he think? And was the Bible’s account true?

In Gospel Truth, bestselling author Russell Shorto brings a journalist’s eye to the life of Jesus Christ. Shorto looks into the Jesus Seminar, where historians seek and analyze evidence of the world’s most famous carpenter’s son. He compiles their research and ideas to create a composite biographical portrait of Yeshu, a man of ordinary beginnings who changed the world in extraordinary ways. The result will fascinate believers and non-believers alike.

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Russell Shorto is the author of "Gospel Truth: The New Image of Jesus Emerging from Science and History," He has written for "GQ," "The New Yorker," "The Miami Herald," "Travel & Leisure," and "The New York Times Magazine," He lives in Putnam Valley, New York, with his wife and their two daughters.
Published September 4, 2012 by Open Road Media. 296 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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 An enthusiastic but overly sensationalized synthesis of ``historical Jesus'' scholarship.

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