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I highly recommend this outstanding book to everyone.
In any case, Crossan is clearly deeply knowledgeable and often very insightful, and this book is well worth the time it took to read.
Perhaps the longer version of the book makes a better argument, but I suspect that it just makes a more convoluted case to follow.
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 12 days ago by bmbower
Dom Crossan has been the very best historical Jesus scholar for many, many years. This book is his "baby" Jesus book. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Gary T.
Crossan is a biblical scholar and a leading participant in the "Jesus Seminar," a small group of scholars who undertook the task of demythologizing the gospel accounts of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. G. Gardner
This text really makes you reconsider all the "myths" you have been taught since childhood by comparing them with historical research.Published 1 month ago by Pamela A. Sawyer
This is essentially an abbreviated version of Crossan's The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant, and it contains a lot of very good insight from one of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by jurgfella
For whatever reason, I was hoping this book would be some sort of biographical account of the daily life of Jesus. Some sort of 'uncovered' truth of his mundane existence. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Fred M. Jeffers
He has linked pagan Classical writings to his biblical study to give new insights on Jesus the Christ. He critically examines how the Gospels were written the way they were. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Glee
This is a condensed and more accessible version of the author's scholarly magnum opus and is less textual criticism and more narrative. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shubhang Shankar
Well written. Interesting thesis building on similar theses I've read previously. This book has motivated me to find and read other books by this author.Published 4 months ago by Gregory V.