There are many people who do not know what they may safely believe, as many of the claims made by theologians and their creeds seem unrealistic to them. This book is intended to show what may be believed reliably; it does this by examining the Gospel according to John and finding well-founded accounts of what happened.
Many of the problems perceived by others are solved, as it is demonstrated that there was an illiterate informant and a very erudite writer of this Gospel who had a totally different cast of mind. Indeed the writer did not always understand what the informant had said which explains many of the discontinuities, while some events, formerly thought to be totally outside normal human experience, are shown to be explicable after all.
This book also tries to correct age-old misconceptions which have bedevilled relations between Jews and Christians; we not only worship the same God but actually have, effectively the same faith, the only real difference being that the Christian version is a newer development. Yet some changes may be needed to bring creeds up to date.