Kernel and Husk : The Waning of Jesus in Godzone

Bill Cooke


What is the kernel of Jesus, and what is the husk that the millennia have wrapped around him?

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The relative indifference of New Zealanders to questions about Jesus is a response to the inability of Christian scholars to agree who Jesus was, what he did, and what his message was. Bill Cooke sees this confusion as a chance for the real Jesus — Rabbi Yeshua — to step out of the shadows of two thousand years of theological embellishment and be heard in his own words. Perhaps he can then take his place alongside all the other great thinkers and guides of history and help us in our search for balance and perspective in our lives.

About the author

Bill Cooke is an independent scholar and has a PhD in Religious Studies from Victoria University. Between 1996 and 2008 he was senior lecturer at the School of Visual Arts, University of Auckland at Manukau. This is his sixth book. His most recent work is A Wealth of Insights: Humanist Thought Since the Enlightenment (Prometheus, 2011). He is senior editor of Free Inquiry, the magazine of the Council for Secular Humanism, and Director of International Programs at the Center for Inquiry, based in Amherst, New York.

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Dimensions 148 × 210 mm

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