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They are ... dissatisfied, disappointed, or even disgusted with classical Christianity and their denominational tradition. They hold on with anger or leave with nostalgia, but are not happy with either decision. They do not want to invent or join a new age, but to reclaim and redeem an ancient one. They do not want to settle for a generic-brand religion, but to rediscover their own specific and particular roots. But they know now that those roots must be in a renewed Christianity whose validity does not reject every other religion's integrity, a renewed Christianity that has purged itself of rationalism, fundamentalism, and literalism, whether of book, tradition, community, or leader.Those who recognize themselves in this passage will find hope and courage in Crossan's book. --Michael Joseph Gross --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you want Jesus to be what you need, avoid this book.
A man of deep faith, profound intellect, and searing vision, this memoir provides a window into the humble origins and very human journey of a great modern sage.
I have great respect for the intellect of Crossan and never fail to be impressed by his many insights about the historical Jesus and the birth of Christianity.
While I respect those who would interpret the Bible literally, I believe that Crossan's book is useful in setting this historical period in the proper context.Published 1 month ago by Howard C. Ray
An enjoyable ramble thru Dominic's life and spiritual journey with some theology and history thrown in. Gives background to this well known teacher's theories.Published 6 months ago by Lucretia Martenet
John Dominic Crossan, co-founder of the Jesus Seminar and Professor Emeritus of De Paul University, is a best-selling author on books related to his thirty and more years of... Read morePublished 11 months ago by V. Webb
This is a delightful, amusing yet serious, description of the life and spiritual journey of John Dominic Crossan, one of the leaders of the Historical Jesus movement. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mary E. Latela
A Long Way from Tippery" is another great book from John Crossan. A great reassurance to wondering catholics determined to decide for themselves some of their questions about... Read morePublished 16 months ago by C. Murphy
John Dominic Crossan (born 1934) is a New Testament scholar, historian of early Christianity, Professor Emeritus at DePaul University, and former Catholic priest known for... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Steven H. Propp
Once, a Lutheran pastor went up to an author (who's also an ex-monk who spent many hours in monastic choir and Latin chant) and asked, how could one have a personal relationship... Read morePublished on March 19, 2007 by Alwyn Lau
Rather disappointed with this book. Bought it at the local Borders and found its prose rushed; was the copyeditor asleep? Read morePublished on February 22, 2007 by Hoodlum
If you want Jesus to be what you need, avoid this book. If you want to learn about the historical Jesus, read Crossan. Read morePublished on July 21, 2006 by Alan Lethers