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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.
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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 months ago by Shubhang Shankar