Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography

Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography

by John Dominic Crossan
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Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography by John Dominic Crossan

The controversial, bestselling account of what we can know about the life of Jesus.

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ISBN-13: 9780061800351
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 401,116
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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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Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Crossan takes a good, long look at the same evidence that everybody else has got and fits it to support some very interesting theories on the miracles, everday acts, and sayings attributed to Jesus. He pays close attention to linguistic issues within the treatment of sources, but some of his logic can be misleading to the untrained reader- I'd suggest using this text to support academic studies but not as one's first glimpse into the field of the quest for the historical Jesus, because some subtle liberties and assumptions about the sources are glossed over in Crossan's attempt to present tedious historical analysis and textual/form criticism to the general public.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Crossan is obviously an accomplished scholar and a brilliant writer. However, I do not find his portrait of Jesus as a societal rebel very convincing. His description seems to be based on too many shaky assumptions. Crossan is more successful in showing just how elusive the historical Jesus can be for any New Testament critics bold enough to join the search. The book is definitely not intended to make the reader feel comfortable but I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I mean for nos rudness of causing an uproar but what are your initial thaughts on neopaganism? Please no harsh answer, im just a peacefull curious person looking for a peacefull answer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yep I totally agreed. And about the differences between Lutheran abd Catholic im not totally sure, but we both believe strongly in God and Jesus. I think its more our style of faith. We believe faith and forgiveness with God will take us to heaven rather than only good works, but ee still try to do good things of course. Catholics follow the pope and Lutherans follow the teachings of Martin Luther. Anyway sorry for long speal!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any arguments on evolution?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So wut r u trying to say
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luv u jesus