Graeme Finlay (PhD, cell biology) is senior lecturer in scientific pathology (The University of Auckland) and honorary senior research fellow (Auckland Cancer Society Research Laboratory). He has a theology degree from the University of South Africa. He is a member of the International Society for Science and Religion, and is a lay preacher.
Richard Dawkins is a noted atheist and has perpetuated many popular beliefs in his writings about historical events in the founding narratives of the movement Jesus started. The author's purpose in this book is to address these matters of historical, empirical significance from the point of view of a scientist. The result is a fascinating account of the life and death of Jesus.