The Jesus Inquest: The case for – and against – the resurrection of the Christ
By Charles Foster
Published by Thomas Nelson, 2010
What really happened on the Third Day? Is Christianity built on a terrible mistake or a downright lie? The Jesus Inquest is a compelling historical, archaeological and theological whodunnit – like The Da Vinci Code and The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, but with the real evidence.The new US edition is now out. It’s a radical re-write, and deals in detail with, inter alia, the alleged tomb of Jesus and family at Talpiot, the suggestion that Jesus was nailed to a stake, not a cross, the idea that Christians should mark Good Thursday, not Good Friday, the theory that Jesus…’ death certificate can be seen on the Turin Shroud, Baigent’s ‘Jesus Papers’ hypothesis, the Rennes le Chateau mystery, and much more.
‘Encyclopaedic…This work repays detailed study. I know of no more balanced analysis of the material relating to these crucial questions…’
- Lord Mackay of Clashfern, former Lord Chancellor and Law Lord
‘By focusing his inimical, lateral-thinking, forensic mind both to the case for and to the case against the resurrection of Jesus, Charles Foster has managed to achieve what should be legally impossible; to combine the roles of defense and prosecution. He does so with an invigorating panache calculated to stimulate, inform and provoke the jury – his readers – to make up their own minds…’
-John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford