Today he continues to arouse dispute. While there is little doubt expressed about his existence and his execution on a criminal's cross, the meaning of his life and death is fiercely debated. The historicity of his resurrection from the dead is vehemently challenged.
With great care and honesty, a prominent lawyer calmly and courteously sifts the evidence for the historical basis of Christian belief - the person, life, death and resurrection of Jesus. He gives due weight to opposing views. His examination centres around four vital questions:
The historical basis: is it convincing?
The Central figure: how are we to regard him?
The Roman gibbet: was it inevitable?
The empty tomb: what really happened?
The previous edition of this book, which is now substantially revised, was a standard work on the subject. Its reappearance is timely.