“Crossan paints his Jesus with great warmth and power.”
—New York Times Book Review
John Dominic Crossan is widely regarded as the leading authority on the words and life of Jesus Christ. His classic national bestseller, Jesus, is a powerful and controversial portrait of a courageous revolutionary, philosopher, and political agitator who challenged the prevailing rules of the social order. Bold, moving, and provocative, a book that will affect every Christian reader deeply and profoundly, Jesus is a remarkable work that presents a very different view of a savior and king of peace who proclaimed—in thought and action—that all may participate in the rule of God.
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John Dominic Crossan, widely regarded as the leading authority on the words and life of Jesus, cuts through the minutiae and arcane research of much biblical scholarship to present the best possible historical depiction of Jesus--the man and his message. In elegant prose marked by startling revelations, Crossan presents Jesus as a social revolutionary who preached and practiced a message of radical egalitarianism. The Jesus portrayed by Crossan is a savvy and courageous Jewish Mediterranean peasant who challenged the sacrosanct social rules regarding class, gender, and status. What emerges from this stunning biography is a vision of Jesus as a Jewish Socratic philosopher and political agitator who gave voice to those who had never been heard and love to the most cast-out members of society. He proclaimed--in thought and action--that all may participate in the rule of God.From the Back Cover:
John Dominic Crossan‘s bestselling and critically acclaimed biography of the historical Jesus. "This is an outstanding book––both popular and intelligent. Accessible language and direct, dramatic narration . . . a compelling portrait of Jesus."
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Book Description HarperOne, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 16th printing. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060616628
Book Description HarperOne, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060616628
Book Description HarperOne, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060616628