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I came to this book seeking an explanation for the origins of Christian Anti-Semitism.
Likewise, if you are familiar with Raymond Brown's books on early Christian History, this book will be a surprisingly well done counterpoint.
The positive thing is we no longer much see him making the rounds on pop TV shows as we used to.
Dr. Crossan, with its high level of knowledge and scholarship put the light on the lack of liability of the gospels and how old scriptures guided the creation of the new religion.Published 1 month ago by martin
This ex-priest turned pro-Jewish propangandist is about as subtle as a thunderclap with his intentions. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marky
John Dominic Crossan is one of the foremost NT scholars living today. So when I say that this book is scholarly, I'm not inventing anything his readers don't know! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Georges Melki
I am in the process of reading every book Crossan has written. He is a genius. The depth and expansiveness of the research; the honesty, integrity and fearlessness of the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by E. Toreau
Well researched. Though provocating, book. Do not agree with all conclusions, but each is well documented. I would recommend it.Published 13 months ago by Gerry C.
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 22 months ago by Steven H Propp
This is a must read for anyone interested in exploring the roots of the new testament , written by a true scholar of the new testament. Read morePublished on November 19, 2012 by BobbyG
I guess the initial component of this review should be that, unless you have read some of John Dominic Crossan'd other works, this one may not provide the meat or background you... Read morePublished on August 4, 2012 by Edward J. Barton
Crossan compares and contrasts the Passion Narratives (written to explain the crime, arrest, trial and abuse, execution, burial, and resurrection of Jesus) in the four Gospels and... Read morePublished on March 29, 2007 by M. R. Wilson