The Christ Files: How Historians Know What They Know about Jesus

Unique among the world’s religions, the central claims of Christianity concern not just timeless spiritual truths, but tangible historical events as well. Historian John Dickson examines Christianity’s claims in the light of history, opening you and your group to a wealth of ancient sources and explaining how mainstream scholars – whether or not they claim Christian Faith personally – reach their conclusions about history’s most influential figure, Jesus of Nazareth. In The Christ Files, Dickson skillfully highlights sources and historical methods used to study Christianity’s assertions. He illustrates how historians assess the reliability of data, and provides an honest and informed perspective on where historical issues or clear-cut and where personal faith comes into play. The Christ Files will help you and your small group expand your understanding of early Christianity and the life of Jesus.

About This Study

Topic/ThemeTopic/Theme: Apologetics, Evangelism,, Books & People of the Bible, Jesus
Recommended UsesRecommended Uses: Small Group
Homework Time CommitmentHomework Time Commitment: Minimal (<30 min)
Experience LevelExperience Level: Intermediate
Study FormatStudy Format: Video Study DVD with Study Guide and Core Book
SessionsSessions: 4 | ~21 minutes each
Free Downloadable ResourcesFree Downloadable Resources:  Sample Book Sample Chapter