The sequel to "Jesus the Man". Based on a study of the Dead Sea Scrolls which offers an interpretation of the life of Jesus, this book argues that Jesus was no solitary preacher, but was a central figure in a major political movement to overthrow the pagan Roman Empire. Thiering presents an historical account of the life of Jesus in which he did not die on the cross, but survived the crucifixion, married Mary Magdalen and had children who took an important role in the evolution of the new underground religion that was developing out of Judaism.
Dr Barbara Thiering was a lecturer at the University of Sydney's Divinity School for 22 years until she recently retired. She has published widely on this subject, for which she has an international and controversial reputation. Her books include Jesus the Man, Jesus of the Apocalypse and The Book That Jesus Wrote. She lives in Sydney and has a grown family.