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The Authentic Gospel of Jesus


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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.


An illuminating new look at the true teaching of Jesus is offered by "the greatest Jesus scholar of his generation" ("Sunday Telegraph").

About the Author

Geza Vermes’s pioneering work on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the historical Jesus led to his appointment as the first professor of Jewish studies at Oxford University, where he is now professor emeritus. He is the author of several books, including The Authentic Gospel of Jesus.

Product Details

Vermes, Geza
Penguin Books
Religion - Church History
Christianity - General
Christianity - History - General
Christianity-Church History General
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Paperback / softback
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Grade Level:
from 12
7.80x5.10x.86 in. .70 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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