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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.
Overall a great read into a fascinating mind.
His memoir is a charming recollection of the very different worlds along his life's journey - interspersed with reminiscences of how each episode shaped his thinking.
I find it also interesting how he explain how Ireland was not a enlightenment environment.
Now I know much more about this outstanding religious schola and the events that formed him. I wouldn't call this a profound book but it surely is interesting.Published 9 months ago by Meredith L. Adams
I've recently begun reading most of the books John Crossan has written. I first tried The Historical Jesus and gave up, but accidentally had also ordered Jesus, A Revolutionary,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dean P. Olson
I like to know more about him and this gem of book did the trick. He writes in a way that not simple and to the point. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dylan McNamara
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 12 months 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 17 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 22 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 22 months ago by Mary E. Latela