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  - auntmarge64 - LibraryThing

Reading Crossan is both enlightening and depressing. He’s well-known in the historical Jesus school and has written numerous books for both the professional and layperson on what we can really know ... Read full review

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User Review  - DubiousDisciple - LibraryThing

Crossan is one of the premier Jesus scholars of today, and this book is quintessential Crossan. It’s a condensed, recently reprinted, more readable version of his 1994 masterpiece, The Historical ... 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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