N. Micklem - Author

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After a year or so as a conscript in a desert and some further education, N. Micklem spent his working life in the law, believing in justice and visiting thought-provoking places - Delphi, Cumae, Zimbabwe, the Galapagos - on holiday. He retired some time ago.

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The Nature of Things Post Truth

The Nature of Things Post Truth

Author: N. Micklem Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Who am I? What do I make of it all? What am I supposed to do now? These three linked questions are fundamental to our lives as humans. Science, religion and philosophy all have something to say about these questions, but they don't all say the same thing. They don't even agree about the nature of a human being. The Nature of Things Post Truth looks at each of these questions in turn and then considers the question whether the saying `exercise your gift for others' might be a practical answer to the question, what am I supposed to do now? And points out how it differs from the rule of thumb 'do as you would be done by' commonly used in Christian and other circles as the basis of how we should live our lives. The human race lives in anxious times -- hunger and cruelty and fear always in the news, sometimes close to home. The author takes this as read and gives as a bird's eye view: it is greed that makes the world go round. Greed and envy. It is not just the money. There are some things which are frequently thought, but never mentioned: too many people trying to live in the world; too many living too long for their own good; religions falling down on the job. This book is about questions which trouble humans from their early teenage years. It is about religion but it is about a great deal more than religion. It encompasses religion and philosophy, and science, especially neuroscience. It is a book for religious persons with minds ajar to the evidence that evolution actually happened, and is happening still.

Plain Jesus

Plain Jesus

Author: N. Micklem Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2016

In Plain Jesus, The Events on Nisan 14, N. Micklem goes behind the New Testament to excavate the facts about what happened shortly before - and shortly after - the death of Jesus. The alternative historical account presented here is based on fact. This is a book about Jesus for those who cannot attach any sensible meaning to the words 'he came down from heaven and was born of a virgin,' and have only the haziest idea about what is involved in resurrection. In his letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul makes the claim on oath that he did not receive his gospel from any human source, but from the risen Jesus. In Plain Jesus, The Events on Nisan 14 the author explores what the history of the early church might look like if that claim were accepted at face value. Taking account of the long neglected evidence outside the New Testament which shows that Jesus was crucified before the pilgrims in Jerusalem that year ate their Passover feast, N Micklem brings to light a picture of Jesus authenticated by those who knew him best.

Men Who Were Honest to Jesus and What They Did

Men Who Were Honest to Jesus and What They Did

Author: N. Micklem Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2015

It can readily be seen that faith has a strong portfolio of fabricated history. In The Men Who Were Honest to Jesus and What They Did, N. Micklem explores the forgotten story of the Disciples in his controversial account of their honesty. He believes that if they were honest to Jesus, they might be able to tell us something... Persecuted by Paul, parodied by Mark, covered in dust sheets by the scholarly community (who could have done better), the men who were honest to Jesus need someone to speak up for them. Preferably someone with at least three honorary doctorates and friends in high places (the author has enjoyed a fortunate life, but that someone is not he). Theirs is a forgotten story. People have been misled. In the present climate, they need someone to put the boot in on their behalf. If the companions of Jesus had not put themselves about after the crucifixion of Jesus, Saul would have never been contracted to persecute them; his name no household name, his bones scattered near Tarsus. If they had not been honest to Jesus, no one would have heard of him outside Palestine. In a similar nature to N. Micklem's first book, Plain Jesus (Matador, 2013), written in a style that was described as "e;cheerful and informal"e; by the Church Times, The Men Who Were Honest to Jesus and What They Did uses quirky prose and a conversational tone to suggest images for the reader to take away. This book will appeal to anyone who is interested in controversy surrounding religion and Christianity.

Plain Jesus The Events on Nisan 14

Plain Jesus The Events on Nisan 14

Author: N. Micklem Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2013

In Plain Jesus, The Events on Nisan 14, N. Micklem goes behind the New Testament to excavate the facts about what happened shortly before - and shortly after - the death of Jesus. The alternative historical account presented here is based on fact. This is a book about Jesus for those who cannot attach any sensible meaning to the words `he came down from heaven and was born of a virgin,' and have only the haziest idea about what is involved in resurrection. In his letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul makes the claim on oath that he did not receive his gospel from any human source, but from the risen Jesus. In Plain Jesus, The Events on Nisan 14 the author explores what the history of the early church might look like if that claim were accepted at face value. Taking account of the long neglected evidence outside the New Testament which shows that Jesus was crucified before the pilgrims in Jerusalem that year ate their Passover feast, N Micklem brings to light a picture of Jesus authenticated by those who knew him best.

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