Some may find 'The unknown Jesus' disturbing and even heretical, but this fearless biography probes the truth about the man that millions believe was the son of god. Jesus Christ left a legacy of love, yet some of history's worst atrocities have been committed in his name. Much of what we think we know about Jesus is the result of assumptions and tradition. Not historical fact. It starts with the basics – his name – and even there the problem is clear. Archaeological evidence proves that Nazareth did not exist until three centuries after his death and Christ (from the Greek word for the saviour) was added to his name long after his death. With the help of scholars, authors and historians we trace the origins of the stories of Jesus that have come down to today. We'll also examine the latest discoveries and theories that are challenging many long-held assumptions about Jesus. Armed with ancient sources like the dead sea scrolls, the papyrus books at Nag Hammadi and overlooked writings from the early church, modern scholars are making an impact with new theories on the most important figure of the western world.