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e-Book Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography download

by John Dominic Crossan

ISBN: 006061661X
ISBN13: 978-0060616618
Language: English
Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (January 1, 1994)
Pages: 209
Category: New Age and Spirituality
Subategory: Religion

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John Dominic Crossan approached his exploration of Jesus through three lenses. First was the lens of cross-cultural anthropology – what were these cultures usually like? Second was 1st world Hebrew culture itself.

John Dominic Crossan approached his exploration of Jesus through three lenses. Well, the texts that Crossan decides are early and only the parts he's decided to include after he's eliminated 95% of their material. He uses his selection of evidence from these three spheres to make a case about who he thinks John Dominic Crossan approached his exploration of Jesus through three lenses.

Jesus: a revolutionary biography. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994. HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.

Jesus : A Revolutionary Biography by John Dominic Crossan. John Dominic Crossan is the preeminent authority on the life of Jesus of Nazareth. HarperSanFrancisco,1994. He dissects the Bible narratives that provide story lines and compares them to writings and teachings of previous spiritual philosophies, so as to clarify the fact from the fiction. Was Mary really a virgin?

John Dominic Crossan (born 1934) is an Irish-American New Testament scholar, historian of early Christianity, and former Catholic priest who was a prominent member of the Jesus Seminar.

John Dominic Crossan (born 1934) is an Irish-American New Testament scholar, historian of early Christianity, and former Catholic priest who was a prominent member of the Jesus Seminar.

John Dominic Crossan, professor emeritus at DePaul University, is widely regarded as the foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Historical Jesus, How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian, God and Empire, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, The Greatest Prayer, The Last Week, and The Power of Parable. He lives in Minneola, Florida. Библиографические данные. Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography.

John Dominic Crossan, Irish-born American theologian and former Roman Catholic priest best known for his association with the .

John Dominic Crossan, Irish-born American theologian and former Roman Catholic priest best known for his association with the Jesus Seminar, an organization of revisionist biblical scholars, and for his controversial writings on the historical Jesus and the origins of Christianity. Learn more about his life and work. That book and its 1994 successor, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, made Crossan one of the key figures in a new version of an old controversy concerning how best to distinguish the Jesus of history from the Jesus of the Gospels. Crossan believed that the divinity of Jesus must be taken metaphorically. Dr. Crossan's hugely popular book has come to represent the much larger war of words between "conservative" and "liberal" Christians and the scholars who argue their respective viewpoints. As a lapsed Catholic and former altar boy struggling for twenty years with my beliefs, I have only one thing to say about this allegedly "non-Christian" book: It completely renewed my faith.

John Dominic Crossan,professor emeritus at DePaul University, iswidely . He is the author of severalbestselling books, including The HistoricalJesus; Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography; and,most recently, The Greatest Prayer.

John Dominic Crossan,professor emeritus at DePaul University, iswidely regarded as the foremost historicalJesus scholar of our time. He currentlyserves as the president of the Society of BiblicalLiterature. Crossanlives in Minneola, Florida.

John Dominic Crossan. John Dominic Crossan's bestselling and critically acclaimed biography of the historical Jesus. This is an outstanding book-both popular and intelligent. a compelling portrait of Jesus.

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.
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ChallengeMine
As I am in the midst of extended personal and professional research for the best information available on the "historical" Jesus, I came to Crossan's "Jesus, A Revolutionary Biography," after already studying dozens of other theories about the composition and veracity of both canonical gospels and other source materials. I'd left Crossan for the end as I thought I was familiar enough, given my upbringing, with the traditional "Catholic" viewpoint , and Crossan does not hide his Catholicity.
I was pleasantly surprised that he did not tow the usual party line and presented a version of Jesus that had the shade of Pasolini's film, The Gospel According to Matthew. Crossan best summarizes his own work towards its conclusion: "Jesus has been interpreted in this book against an earlier moment in Judaism's encounter with Greco-Roman imperialism. It is not however, the elite, literary, and sophisticated intellectual encounter of a Philo of Alexandria. It is, rather, the peasant, oral, and popular encounter of what might be termed, if adjective and now are given equal weight, a Jewish Cynicism."
He tells far less than the whole Jesus story and he knows it, for example, hinting tantalizingly to the identification of the "disciple that Jesus loved" without naming names. And he easily confesses to disbelief in most of Jesus's miracles without offering an alternate explanation. Nevertheless, this work is an important contribution to the study of the historical Jesus and deserves to be included with all the others from Albert Schweitzer to Morton Smith.

Bukus
John Dominic Crossan is the preeminent authority on the life of Jesus of Nazareth. He dissects the Bible narratives that provide story lines and compares them to writings and teachings of previous spiritual philosophies, so as to clarify the fact from the fiction. Was Mary really a virgin? Was Jesus an only child? Was the birth of Jesus really in Bethlehem? His insight is illuminating if you are searching for Jesus the man.

Unfortunately its a tough read. Crossan is an Irish academic and intellectual and his writing style can be stilted and dry. This book is a simplified version of an earlier work of some 800 pages, so boiling it down could not have been easy. It would be best to have some prior understanding of how the Western Bible was organized and orchestrated to suit the needs of the then Christian establishment, to appreciate the information contained herein.

If you are a dedicated Christian of deep and abiding faith who accepts the teachings of the Bible as law - this book is not for you. If you have questions as to who Jesus was and desire a greater scope of information upon which to base your faith, give this a read. But take your time and be prepared to invest some thoughtful energy into the task.

Nawenadet
I have read several of Crossan's books, and will continue doing so. He enjoys a well-deserved, solid reputation as THE expert on the historical Jesus: who he was, the nature of the time and culture he lived in, its likely effect on him, what he said, what he did, what was done to him. If you want to know Jesus as the person he actually was (whatever else he may also have been and is now), read Crossan.

Delaath
This is a condensed and more accessible version of the author's scholarly magnum opus and is less textual criticism and more narrative. The author builds up his composite view of Jesus as someone who challenged the extremely rigid hierarchy of Roman and Jewish social classes by emphasizing a revolutionary world view based on egalitarianism and no division or discrimination between the destitute and the wealthy. The author characterizes Jesus as an itinerant faith healer who roamed the countryside bringing hope and salvation to the excluded. His rationalist interpretation of many of the events of Jesus' life will make passionate believers uncomfortable, not least his view that Christ's body on the cross was in all likelihood scavenged by animals. However, once we accept the need for a rational explanation, there is little choice but to agree with the author's take on these muscles, from the scavenging of Jesus's body, to his use of trance for healing, not curing, the sick and the progressive evolution of the Resurrection story as symbolism for the revival and growth of the Christian doctrine once the early community got over the sick of Jesus' execution. My only disagreement with the author is his view that Jesus was probably not as apocalyptic as mainstream scholarship contends, I personally feel that the evidence for Jesus as an apocalyptic prophet is clinching, but that is no reflection on the quality of this book. Sure, there are more scholarly discourses on the historical Jesus but I would highly recommend reading this book and Bart Ehrman's Jesus, Apocalyptic Prophet of the Millennium together.

Samulkree
Easily the clearest, most informative book regarding "the historical Jesus" I have ever read - and I have read several. This is basically an update and edit of Crossan's much longer (and far more dense) The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant, which I attempted first and found too detailed and in-depth for me and (in my opinion) probably most lay persons. In Jesus, Crossan places Jesus of Nazareth in historical, geographic and Jewish context, leaving the reader (this one, in any case) with as clear an educated guess of who and what Jesus was, as is likely possible.

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