Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Religion - 256 pages
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The Controversial, Bestselling Account of What We Can Know About the Life of Jesus

 

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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

In this updated and much shorter version of his earlier biography of Jesus, Crossan offers interesting perspectives on the life of Jesus and casts a cooly critical eye on the stories familiar from the ... Read full review

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User Review  - trishrobertsmiller - LibraryThing

Highly speculative, but all books claiming to be factual accounts of Jesus' life are, and he makes his speculations explicit. I disagree with a lot that he has to say, but it's interesting. Read full review

Contents

A Tale of Two Gods
1
The Jordan Is Not Just Water
33
A Kingdom of Nuisances and Nobodies
61
Four
81
How Not to Be a Patron
107
No Staff No Sandals and No Knapsack
115
The Dogs Beneath the Cross
139
That Charming Pontius Pilate
153
Searching the Scriptures Once Again
161
A Respected Member of the Council
172
How Many Years Was Easter Sunday?
179
Epilogue
217
Index
227
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John Dominic Crossan, professor emeritus at DePaul University, is widely regarded as the foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Historical Jesus, How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian, God and Empire, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, The Greatest Prayer, The Last Week, and The Power of Parable. He lives in Minneola, Florida.

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