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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: SPCK (January 20, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0281058113
  • ISBN-13: 978-0281058112
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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146 of 152 people found the following review helpful By Donald A. Mclellan on January 21, 2007
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First a clarification: I am a conservative Christian who chooses to believe that the Gospels are accurate accounts of the life of Jesus - at least of the tiny percentage of his life that the evangelists have chosen to report. That choice puts me firmly on the side of Tom Wright when it comes to the contents of this book.

Most who read this book will have a bias one way or the other. If like Crossan readers choose to believe that the Gospels are highly skewed accounts of the life of a Jewish peasant, who happened to win the attention of a lot of disillusioned people at a period of great national pain, and then got himself crucified for his troubles, then they will prefer Crossan to Wright. But if like Wright they believe that there must have been much more to this Jew, and that his death had an intrinsic meaning rather than one imposed by the need to create a myth, and that the resurrection is not just an esoteric concept developed to suit his followers but an event that actually happened, then Wright will be their preference.

If you have not made up your mind about Jesus, buy this book. The great thing about it is the clear mutual respect these two highly regarded scholars have for each other. There are no sarcastic put downs, no arguments ad hominem here, just carefully considered presentations of two very different points of view. Frankly I think Wright wins the debate easily, but that probably says more about me than about the quality of Crossan's arguments. But for serious people who want to gain insights into the current state of discussions about the historical Jesus, this is a good starting point.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Jeri VINE VOICE on March 7, 2007
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This book centers on a debate between two of the most famous biblical scholars, The subject is whether the resurrection of Jesus Christ actually happened. On one side, N T Wright, is an Anglican bishop who argues that the resurrection was a true, historical event. Dominic Crossan, famous for helping to form the Jesus Seminar, believes the opposite.

And it's very, very interesting to see just how their positions hold up in a conversation between the two.

It's also a shortcut way to judge the various arguments for yourself. Both Wright's book on the resurrection and Crossan's "The Historical Jesus" are long and full of scholarly details.

In addition to the debate, there is a short history of biblical scholarship over the last two hundred years and a number of essays on the subject of the debate, some pro, some con.

For a quick and easy way to find out about the current state of biblical scholarship, this book fits the bill.
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40 of 48 people found the following review helpful By C. Scott on January 25, 2007
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Many thanks to the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

for making this dialogue possible. It was done in "real time,"

with opportunity for Frs. Crossan and Wright not only to state

their own positions, but to discuss them with each other.

They treated each other with dignity and respect, but did

not hesitate to make clear their profound differences.

N.T. Wright has also been in dialogue with Marcus Borg,

another member of the Jesus Seminar. If only there were more

evangelical theologians who could go "head to head" with

scholars like Crossan and Borg.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Timothy N. dePlume on July 12, 2010
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The debate was a lively exchange, but I can't honestly say I knew what it was about until I had read the rest of the book. The issue of the debate, ostensibly, was whether the Resurrection of Jesus was a literal, bodily coming-back-from-the-dead historical event, as Wright asserts in his writings, or a metaphor employed by early Christians, the position assigned to but not argued by Crossan. If you were present at the live debate but hadn't read their work, you would have learned that Wright thinks what happened on Easter, three days after the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, is of great importance and that Crossan thinks what happened that day is of relatively less importance, but you would not have learned WHAT either man believed happened, or didn't happen, that day! This is because they both strangely avoided stating their beliefs outright about the issue they were debating.

They were apparently emulating the debating style of American presidential candidates, circling around each other repeatedly on parallel planes without staking a position that could be challenged by the other. Crossan, in particular, was evasive. Their swords never once clashed. It was a cordial affair with polite exchanges of mutual admiration, but it was not very satisfying.

I'll deal with Wright, an Anglican bishop from England, first. Based on the size of his tome, The Resurrection of the Son of God, he has a great deal to say about this subject. I'm willing to presume he has done significant research and thinking as well.

Instead of asserting what he did believe and defending it, Wright recounted a litany of popular "alternative" theories he claims to have brilliantly refuted.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ky. Col. on August 18, 2008
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"The Resurrection of Jesus" feautures a discussion on the topic between the generally conservative scholar N.T. Wright and the very liberal scholar John Dominique Crossan. I personally think Wright pulls off a clear victory but I should point out in fairness that I am in general agreement with Wright. I wish Crossan and Wright would have included more discussion over specific details supporting or not supporting the Resurrection of Jesus. That said, their discussion was polite, at times included humor, and its format (as opposed to a debate) was interesting to read. Several other scholars ranging from historians to philosiphers weigh in on the topic or write about the two main scholars. Craig Evans writes about Crossan and Wright. Gary Habermas writes on theological trends. Alan Segal defends liberal historical views on whether the Resurrection can be verified while William Lane Craig makes much more conservative arguements. Several others contribute as well.

On the whole, interesting. I especially liked the fact that Wright, Habermas, and Evans were included in the same volume. Overall, I recommend it to those interested in the topic.
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