Rob van Scheers

Rob van Scheers
Cultural reporter, music and hidden history

Rob van Scheers (1959) is a reporter for cultural affairs for the weekly magazine Elsevier, visiting lecturer Film History at University of Utrecht and author of the biography of Paul Verhoeven and a number of books on history and music. Also he is the co-author of Paul Verhoevens Jesus of Nazareth.


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This bestselling and highly acclaimed book requires only the slightest of introductions. Both the author - one of Hollywood's most famous film directors, Paul Verhoeven - and the theme - Jezus, a key figure in the formation of our tradition and culture - are widely recognized and renowned. And now these two figures have come together to make an extraordinary read that is well founded (twenty years of research) as well as accessibly written and very engaging. With this work Verhoeven succeeds in deconstructing the Christian tradition and thereby exposing its main holy figure as the product of spin doctors and conspirators. Though the intentions of the book are undeniably controversial, the candor in Verhoeven's voice has the ability to convince even the most sceptical readers. Strongly recommended.