From the Back Cover
"At last a book on Jesus that lets him be a Jew of antiquity, however politically incorrect he may seem to modern eyes. Allison's book is like a breath of fresh air in the current Jesus debate. The updated defense of Schweitzer's apocalyptic prophet is entirely convincing." ---John J. Collins University of Chicago
"Finally, a book that trumpets the return of the apocalyptic Jesus! Allison mounts a powerful counterattack against those who have spurned the view . . . that Jesus expected an imminent transformation in history as we know it. . . . Allison has produced a persuasive argument that will not be easily overturned and must not be ignored." ---Bart D. Ehrman University of North Carolina
"This wonderfully incisive contribution to the current Jesus debate carries its scholarship gracefully and lightly. Much more than just a put-down of portrayals of Jesus as a sapiential teacher, it is a full-scale presentation of Jesus as a millenarian prophet with an ascetic cast. . . . Original, vastly readable, and powerfully persuasive, it is not to be missed." ---John K. Riches University of Glasgow, Scotland
About the Author
Dale C. Allison Jr. is Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.