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For those interested in A historical view of Jesus, this is an excellent book.
He is right in pointing out the futility of this argument; however, Crossan himself is guilty of using this same tactic, which is a major weakness in his book.
The weight of exposition is excellent, and the book is very readable, unlike some other material.
Bible researcher Crossan believes that Jesus existed as a real man, but after reading this book, I have to admit that the evidence is paper thin. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Dr. Morbius
John Dominic Crossan is the preeminent authority on the life of Jesus of Nazareth. He dissects the Bible narratives that provide story lines and compares them to writings and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by BOB
it has been said by others interesting somewhat redundent read bart ehrmen marcus borg for another take but worth reading tho.Published 1 month ago by RICHARD SCHEIBERLE
John Dominic Crossan is a good writer and it's interesting and easy to read his book. The problem is that it should be called not biography but "My Sociologal and Culturological... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sergey
In this book, Crossan examines the bible and other text's and put the story telling in a context from our time. If you doubt the realism of Jesu' miracles, his interpretation e.g. Read morePublished 3 months ago by christian h thommessen
I was pleased with the factual/logical interpretations rather than the religious theology/denominational bias. Offers an understanding of the culture and time period.Published 4 months ago by Stacey
Crossan does some good biblical research but seems trapped by Roman Catholic boundaries in his conclusions. Read morePublished 4 months ago by robert hutchison
Good information. Enjoyed it quite thoroughly.
I would definitely recommend this book to any one looking to grasp a better understanding of the historical Jesus.
This distillation of Crossan's longer The Historical Jesus failed to grab me. Which is too bad, as some of the ideas are intriguing: Jesus was a healer, radical egalitarian, and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by bmbower