Despite his retirement from the active ministry the appearance of a new book by Dr. Fosdick is an event of first-rate importance in the religious world. For such is Dr. Fosdick's reputation as a preacher and as a popular exponent of liberal Protestantism through his radio broadcasts and earlier books that any work of his is assured a wide reading. In the present volume Dr. Fosdick is more concerned with exposition than with exhortation, endeavoring to open the eyes of his readers so that they may see Jesus as his contemporaries saw him. Jesus, ""a real man, not a myth"", is depicted as the crowds saw him, and as did the Pharisees, the self-complacent of the times, the outcasts, the women and children, the first disciples, the militant nationalists and the Jews with a world-wide outlook. Here again Dr. Fosdick displays his uncanny ability to take the results of scholarly research and make them meaningful to the ordinary reader.