Jesus Christ or Jesus of Nazareth is the central person in Christianity and the Messiah predicted in the Old Testament, who became a redemptive sacrifice for people’s sins.
The main sources of information about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ are the Gospels and other books of the New Testament. Testimonies about him have been kept also at non-Christian authors of I-II centuries.
The personality of Christ causes a lot of controversy both at the academic and household levels. Discussions are held about the very existence of Jesus, the chronology of his life, his social status and cultural environment, the ideas he preaches and their significance for humanity. Theologians put forward competing (or complementary) descriptions of Jesus as the expected Messiah, as the leader of the apocalyptic movement, as a wandering sage, as a charismatic healer, and as the founder of an independent religious movement.