What can we believe about--and how can we believe in--Jesus Christ in light of the Holocaust and other atrocities of the 20th century and the drift from religion that followed? In this urgent and provocative work, Carroll traces centuries of religious history and theology to face this core challenge to modern faith, and to rescue it for the secular age. Drawing on both a wide range of scholarship as well as his own acute searching as a believer, Carroll takes a fresh look at the most familiar narratives of all—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Far from another book about the “historical Jesus,” he takes the challenges of science and contemporary philosophy seriously. He retrieves the power of Jesus’ profound ordinariness, as an answer to his own last question—what is the future of Jesus Christ?—as the key to a renewal of faith.