Leslie Houlden is a fellow and professor emeritus at Kings College London, England. He is the author of a number of highly regarded works on the subject of Jesus.
"'This book brilliantly surveys the character, message and above all the impact of the most influential human being of all time. In elegantly written and well researched essays, its 100 contributors track the influence of Jesus, not just on Christian theology and history but on literature, art, music, popular culture, national religious identities and relations with other religions. No-one on earth is unaffected by Jesus and this volume goes far to explaining why.' Philip F. Esler, Professor of Biblical Criticism, St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife 'Ranging widely over the fields of history of ideas, culture and religious and theological thought, the articles in this encyclopaedia are uniformly clear, authoritative and thought-provoking, making it an invaluable resource for teachers and students as well as for all who want to explore the significance of Jesus in the past and the present.' John Webster, Professor of Systematic Theology, King's College, Aberdeen. 'The variety and richness of the articles in this volume create a fascination which is very much in tune with the same kind of fascination that Jesus himself has had for so many people in so many walks of life. For those looking for a wider appreciation of Jesus than can be found in New Testament studies or statements of Christian doctrine, this book is a must.' George J. Brooke, Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis, University of Manchester."