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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Crossan's "essential Jesus" is the first century C.E. Jewish peasant and social rebel defined at length in his Historical Jesus (LJ 2/1/92) and more concisely in Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography (LJ ... 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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