Provost and Dean, Denver Seminary
John Dickson combines top-notch scholarship with an accessible, conversational style as he explains the ancient evidence surrounding the historical Jesus. Is Jesus History? compares how we trust statements from our family, friends, and news outlets with how we trust ancient testimonies of all sorts, including Aristotle’s The Art of Rhetoric, Luke’s Gospel, and Pliny the Younger’s Letter 6 about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Dickson’s even-handed approach towards the evidence invites readers to draw their own conclusions about the Jesus of history.