Who Killed Jesus? [NOOK Book]

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The death of Jesus is one of the most hotly debated questions in Christianity today. In his massive and highly publicized The Death of the Messiah, Raymond Brown -- while clearly rejecting anti-Semitism -- never questions the essential historicity of the passion stories. Yet it is these stories, in which the Jews decide Jesus' execution, that have fueled centuries of Christian anti-Semitism.

Now, in his most controversial book, John Dominic Crossan shows that this traditional ...

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Overview

The death of Jesus is one of the most hotly debated questions in Christianity today. In his massive and highly publicized The Death of the Messiah, Raymond Brown -- while clearly rejecting anti-Semitism -- never questions the essential historicity of the passion stories. Yet it is these stories, in which the Jews decide Jesus' execution, that have fueled centuries of Christian anti-Semitism.

Now, in his most controversial book, John Dominic Crossan shows that this traditional understanding of the Gospels as historical fact is not only wrong but dangerous. Drawing on the best of biblical, anthropological, sociological and historical research, he demonstrates definitively that it was the Roman government that tried and executed Jesus as a social agitator. Crossan also candidly addresses such key theological questions as "Did Jesus die for our sins?" and "Is our faith in vain if there was no bodily resurrection?"

Ultimately, however, Crossan's radical reexamination shows that the belief that the Jews killed Jesus is an early Christian myth (directed against rival Jewish groups) that must be eradicated from authentic Christian faith.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061978364
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/20/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 227,944
  • File size: 454 KB

Meet the Author

John Dominic Crossan,professor emeritus at DePaul University, iswidely regarded as the foremost historicalJesus scholar of our time. He currentlyserves as the president of the Society of BiblicalLiterature. He is the author of severalbestselling books, including The HistoricalJesus; Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography; and,most recently, The Greatest Prayer. Crossanlives in Minneola, Florida.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    I love Jesus

    How could u hate Jesus? He gave u life and He died for u!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    As a Christian I condemn anti-Semitism seeing as against Christ'

    As a Christian I condemn anti-Semitism seeing as against Christ's teachings on loving your neighbor. Crossan is using controversy to make a profit.  Using words like "revolutionary"  takes away from the Gospel message by  making Christ a political figure. This kind of writing helps create a "politically correct" Jesus who is made into our image and likeness instead of the other way around.  This creates an idol of our own doing  and there is a Commandment against that. 

    Christ being the Logos (Word of God, 2nd Person of the Holy Trinity) has been believed and proclaimed since Apostolic times! The Apostles and successors have been consistent with it.  His Death and Resurrection was witnessed by the Apostles themselves (see 1 John 1)! Let Jesus Christ be Jesus Christ and open our minds and hearts to His Gospel message (even if it is hard to follow- His yoke is easy and His burden is light -Matthew 11:28). Smash the idols and Be still and know I am God (Psalm 46:10-yes, from the Tanakh)!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Love it

    Jesus is horribe want him dead im a muslim

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    jesus is great

    dummy jesus isnt bad or nothing god created a body cause hes a spirit and the body was jesus

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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