Explaining Jesus: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of a Phenomenon

[A book manuscript in-progress, under contract with Lexington Books / Rowman & Littlefield]

From the introduction:

How exactly does one explain Jesus?  That is the central question of this book.   But the task of explaining Jesus is complicated.  ...For many non-believers, skeptics, or practitioners of non-Jesus-based religions or spiritualities, it can be very strange to refer to a particular man who lived in the first century C.E. as someone who is still living.  Even for some believers, this idea can be a difficult thing to understand, even given the teachings of their faith.  Thus, whether believer or non-believer, or somewhere in-between, for the intellectually curious, there is need for an explanation.  This book explores the possibilities of a secular, interdisciplinary, scientifically-based explanation for the phenomenon of Jesus.