Religion: Many Things to Many Men

JESUS once asked his disciples, "Who do men say that I am?"

Even they argued uncertainly about the answer—until the Resurrection. In the nearly 2,000 years since, conflicting answers about the nature of Jesus have never stopped coming in. In the past century alone, some 60,000 books have sought to explain Christ. In one of the latest, Journalist William Emerson Jr. complains that in different centuries and cultures people have always concocted "the sort of Jesus they could live with." He then goes on to create a gee-whizzy, headline-seeking...

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