When one looks back in Ancient history, there are a few luminaries that stand out - luminaries that shook the world so intensely that their influence has never abated until this day. We have Alexander the Great and the spread of Hellenism; Abraham who laid the foundation for the major Semitic religions; Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle who taught us how to use our minds; and so many others.
In this book, we discuss the life of arguably the most influential person in history: Jesus. Whether you believe Jesus truly existed as a flesh and blood human being or as simply an archetype representing an idea, there is no doubt that Jesus changed the world with his teachings. In saying that, I would like to point out that this book will not argue for or against the historicity of Jesus - that is for you, the listener to decide. Our goal in the Interviews with History series is to provide concise and easy reference guides to major historical figures using the texts that represent them. With that in mind, we will be discussing Jesus' life in context of the New Testament, more specifically the gospels of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John.