The essential Jesus: original sayings and earliest images

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HarperSanFrancisco, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 199 pages
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In his most concise and controversial portrait of Jesus yet, the author of The Historical Jesus and The Cross That Spoke reveals who Jesus really was prior to the New Testament Gospels and almost 2,000 years of Christian history. Crossan's fresh translations of Jesus' sayings show him to be a teacher who lived his own radical message. 30 photos.

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User Review  - MVV - Goodreads

This is Crossan's offering of what he thought to be the legitimate sayings of Jesus. I did not like how the book was formatted. Explanations of the sayings were in a separate section forcing you to go ... Read full review

Review: The Essential Jesus: Original Sayings and Earliest Images

User Review  - Cara - Goodreads

Interesting to see quotes from the historical Jesus. The commentary was useful as well, but I would have preferred it be nearer each quote and not ll compied at the end. Read full review

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Considered by many to be the most learned scholar on the topic of Jesus Christ, John Dominic Crossan's adversaries question how he reconciles his Catholic faith with 20th century secular study. A former priest, Crossan is the author of The Essential Jesus: Original Sayings and Earliest Images, The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography; The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus, and The Cross That Spoke: The Origins of the Passion Narrative, among others.

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