Jesus saves, it is often said. But what does that mean? Is it an objectionable notion, implying a bloodthirsty God? We explore ways in which the significance of Jesus has been interpreted and ask whether the incarnation is a more important notion, how evolutionary ideas can help unpack the meaning of Christianity’s central figure, and how the resurrection of Jesus can be understood. This historical figure, through the intensity of his life, has become a focus for a wide range of archetypal realities.