“If you want to know Jesus of Nazareth, ignore sensationalist speculations and read Harrington.” — George Martin, founder, God’s Word Today Was Jesus a feminist? Who really killed Jesus? Did all those miracles actually happen? How do we know who Jesus is? How are we supposed to know what Jesus really said? How does Jesus’ Judaism fit in with our salvation as Christians? What is a Christian to believe about the only Son of God? Jesuit scholar Father Daniel Harrington explores difficult as well as less complicated issues surrounding the life of Christ and helps us to place Jesus in a historically accurate context and to better understand the real Jesus and ultimately our salvation. Fascinating sidebars and engaging questions for reflection and discussion make Jesus: A Historical Portrait a must-have book for the individual, small group or classroom. “One is astonished that anyone could condense so much learning and insight into so few pages. This book exemplifies the old dictum ‘all great things are simple.’ ” —Prof. John P. Meier, Warren, Professor of Theology, the University of Notre Dame “…a reliable guide to the historical study of Jesus… admirably concise while doing full justice to the depth of subjects addressed. This book is highly recommended and is a welcome addition to the field.” — Frederick J. Murphy, professor of New Testament, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts