The Last Week: The Day-By-Day Account of Jesus's Final Week in Jerusalem

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What was the last week of Jesus's life about? And what does it mean for us now? Two of today's leading experts on Jesus, Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, offer what they believe is the real story of Jesus's final week in Jerusalem. Using the Gospel of Mark as their guide, they present a day-by-day account of Holy Week - the most sacred time of the Christian year. The Last Week reveals a radical and little-known Jesus who gave up his life to protest against power without justice and to condemn the oppression of the poor by the rich. Indeed, the Jesus uncovered here is far more dangerous than the one enshrined in the church's traditional teachings. In The Last Week we do not simply meet the Jesus of history but a passionate and engaging Jesus who invites us to follow him today.

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"'If there is to be one book for the redemption of Holy Week, this is it. This is a "must read" for clergy and laity.' - Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University"

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Marcus J. Borg is Canon Theologian at Trinity Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. His many books include Jesus (2011), Meeting Jesus in Mark (2011) and with John Dominic Crossan: The First Christmas (2007), and The First Paul (2009), all published by SPCK. John Dominic Crossan, Professor Emeritus at De Paul 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 and Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography.

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