Who is Jesus?: Answers to Your Questions about the Historical Jesus

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John Dominic Crossan, Richard G. Watts
Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Religion - 144 pages
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This fascinating book makes the results of a lifetime of scholarship readily available to nonspecialists who want to meet the historical Jesus. Eminent biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan collaborates with pastor Richard G. Watts to rediscover the life, the work, and the message of the Man from Galilee.


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This is a short, very readable book (now fifteen years old) that does an excellent job of introducing the Historical Jesus; Crossan’s take in particular. Labeled by liberal Christian Marcus Borg as ... Read full review

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Who is Jesus? by John Dominic Crossan was definitely not for me. It's a great example of interpreting the Bible to fit your own personal views of the world. I don't necessarily disagree with many of ... Read full review


Son of God Son of the Virgin Mary?
Chapter 3
What Does John the Baptist Have to Do with Jesus?
Jesus Teach?
Chapter 5
Jesus Intend to Start a New Religion?
Chapter 7
Who Executed Jesus and Why?
What Happened on Easter Sunday?
Chapter 9
How Do You Get from Jesus to Christ?

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About the author (1999)

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.

Richard G. Watts is a former pastor of New Covenant Community in Normal, Illinois, a union congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), The Prebyterian Church (U.S.A.), and the United Methodist Church.

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