Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography Paperback – 1 Nov 2009
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"Jesus is a magisterial distillation of Crossan's lifelong work on the gospels and Jesus. It deserves careful and extended consideration by everyone seriously interested in the enigmatic sage from Galilee. With his work on Jesus, Crossan joins the ranks of the truly great biblical scholars of the twentieth century. His 'revolutionary biography' is the biography of a revolutionary: the book and its subject are rebels in the cause of truth."-- Robert W. Funk, editor of "The Five Gospels: The Search for the Authentic Words of Jesus" and cofounder of the Jesus Seminar"Crossan paints his Jesus with great warmth and power. He achieves a portrait that both takes in the contemporary background yet accounts for Jesus' distinctiveness...This Jesus is a Jewish peasant, with a direct sense of God's immediacy, who shatters all social restraints." -- "New York Times Book Review""This is an extremely interesting, erudite, informative, must-read for anyone interested in the New Testament...Read it." -- "National Catholic Reporter"
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John Dominic Crossan's bestselling and critically acclaimed biography of the historical Jesus.See all Product Description
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I feel freed to believe that what happened in Galilee and Jerusalem two milenia ago was both much simpler than some would want us to accept but was also still of incalculable importance. I will not try to summarize the whole thesis of the book. Just read it (please).