Pages: 224
Subject: Religion
Imprint: Oneworld


A Beginner's Guide

Anthony Le Donne

An accessible introduction to the founder of Christianity, combining history with theological debate.
9781786071446 (2 Aug 2018)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.99

The Book

Jesus: A Beginner's Guide introduces Jesus, the man and his enduring legacy.  Separating fact from fiction, Professor Le Donne places Jesus within the context of first-century Judaism, and explores the debate about his status as 'Son of God' among the early Christians.

He then follows his legacy through medieval Europe, and compares the various cultural Jesuses in enlightenment and post-enlightenment thought.

Additional Information

Subject Religion
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Anthony Le Donne (PhD, Durham) is Assistant Professor of New Testament at United Theological Seminary. He is the author/editor of seven books and serves as an editor of the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus.


‘This little book punches far above its light weight. In Jesus: A Beginner's Guide, Anthony Le Donne has given us an excellent short cultural history of Jesus. From the letters of Paul to the Gospel of Mary, from the Alexamenos graffito to Timothy Schmalz's "Homeless Jesus,” from Clare of Assisi to Martin Luther King, Jr.,  it is all here, expertly narrated and beautifully illustrated.'

- Matthew Novenson, Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Christian Origins, University of Edinburgh

Praise for The Wife of Jesus:

'An impressive work from beginning to end, "The Wife of Jesus: Ancient Texts and Modern Scandals" is a fascinating, informed, informative, and iconoclastic work that is as thoughtful and thought-provoking as it is well written and presented. Enhanced with extensive notes, an impressive nine page bibliography, and a reference index as well as a subject index, [it] is highly recommended reading and will make an enduringly popular addition to community and academic library Christian Studies collections.'

- Midwest Book Review

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