A 20th Century Life of Christ"" is the subtitle and throughout the pages that follow a thoroughly rational portrait is given. The author believes that many early interpreters have misconceived the teaching of Jesus, and stresses His intuitive philosophy as that of a ""personal moral and spiritual determinist"" -- and the sanity and depth of meaning contained in His views were beyond the comprehension of his prophets. He shows Jesus confronted with conditions mankind faces today. But he feels that He can be successfully studied only by acknowledging Him as a man of the First Century rather than a modern philosopher. A critical and constructive study, for student and layman, fundamentalist or modernist.