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See the section at Wilson's wiki criticizing this new bio

I've read and enjoyed Wilson's biographies of various religious figures,
from Jesus to Paul to C.S. Lewis etc. But he's always got an axe to grind.
Sometimes useful in that it portrays sharply the main figure within his or
her social/philosophical context. But he's clearly wild with his axe-swings.

See in contrast the overlapping works of Karen Armstrong (and for general
classical history, Mary Beard).
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