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Jesus Paperback – Unabridged, February 17, 1995
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- Elise Chase, Forbes Lib., Northampton, Mass.
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I have since read several more books by Dom Crossan and am always enlightened by his scholarship and understanding of the world of Rome and Palestine, and the deep faith that is revealed in his work.
Key to Crossan's method is the concept of multiple attestation. If one complex (for example, the relationship between children and the Kingdom of God) appears indeppendently in more than one source, then that complex goes back to the historical Jesus. I would have no problem with this if Crossan were consistent about his own methods. Other multiple attested complexes and events, such as there being a group of twelve apostles, or the passion narrative, or the words of Jesus at the last supper, or the so-called nature miracles, he simply says "they are inventions". On the other hand, some sayings appearing in only one source ("I will destroy this house...", in the gospel of Thomas) he considers authentic.Read more ›
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Really an excellent read. Not the first of Crossan's books that I've read, but he always provides food for thought. Definitely like this book, and probably read it a second time.Published 2 months ago by TeeCee
Easily the clearest, most informative book regarding "the historical Jesus" I have ever read - and I have read several. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Larry D
I found this book extremely helpful in finding a more historically correct idea of what happened two thousand years ago. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Anke
Jesus has been so blatantly faked by the christian gospels that I have lost my faith. The question arises who was the person behind all these phantastic exagerations, distortions... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tavor Maier
Another heretic written book - by an ex-priest of the liberal persuasion. Read this carefully and mark every mistake and every "maybe"; "perhaps"; "could... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rosemary Study