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brief but profound,
This review is from: Christ on Trial: How the Gospel Unsettles Our Judgement (Paperback)
For the apprentice theologian, 'Christ on Trial' provides a solid introductory study in the analysis and deconstruction of the Gospels. Williams puts his own interpretation on seemingly innocuous aspects of the trial story; discussing choices of language ('I am' as opposed to 'You have said it') in such depth that it really brings home how the minutiae of the bible have been the focus of debate for centuries. The arguments are presented logically and with just enough touches of humour. With plenty of tie-ins to contemporary culture, this brief work is thought-provoking and relevant. You may or may not agree with his conclusions but if you are embarking on a course of study in this area, Williams gives a good example of how it should be approached.