A comprehensive account and interpretation of the events and sayings of Jesus life in his historical context.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060616075
Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The Historical Jesus reveals the true Jesus -who he was, what he did, what he said. It opens with "The Gospel of Jesus," Crossan's studied determination of Jesus' actual words and actions stripped of any subsequent additions and placed in a capsule account of his life story. The Jesus who emerges is a savvy and courageous Jewish Mediterranean peasant, a radical social revolutionary, with a rhapsodic vision of economic, political, and religious egalitarianism and a social program for creating it. The conventional wisdom of critical historical scholarship has long held that too little is known about the historical Jesus to say definitively much more than that he lived and had a tremendous impact on his followers. "There were always historians who said it could not be done because of historical problems," writes Crossan. "There were always theologians who said it should not be done because of theological objections. And there were always scholars who said the former when they meant the latter.' With this ground-breaking work, John Dominic Crossan emphatically sweeps these notions aside. He demonstrates that Jesus is actually one of the best documented figures in ancient history; the challenge is the complexity of the sources. The vivid portrayal of Jesus that emerges from Crossan's unique methodology combines the complementary disciplines of social anthropology, Greco-Roman history, and the literary analysis of specific pronouncements, anecdotes, confessions and interpretations involving Jesus. All three levels cooperate equally and fully in an effective synthesis that provides the most definitive presentation of the historical Jesus yet attained. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060616075
Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060616075
Book Description Harpercollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060616075 brand new clean fine copy - enjoy. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1006847
Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060616075
Book Description Harpercollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060616075 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0015261