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The life and death of the radical historical Jesus

Author: David Burns
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Series: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this cultural and intellectual history, David Burns contends that the influence of biblical criticism in America was more widespread than has been thought. Burns proves this point by uncovering the hidden history of the radical historical Jesus, a construct created and sustained by freethinkers, feminists, socialists, and anarchists during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. The result of this exploration is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christus.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Burns
ISBN: 9780199929504 0199929505
OCLC Number: 801219151
Description: xii, 275 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the human being from Galilee --
The birth of the radical historical Jesus --
The militant and lowly historical Jesus --
The radical historical Jesus in action --
The clash of Christs --
The fireman of Terre Haute --
Epilogue: the afterlife of the radical historical Jesus.
Series Title: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: David Burns.

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This unconventional cultural history explores the lifecycle of the radical historical Jesus, a construct created by the freethinkers, feminists, socialists and anarchists who used the findings of  Read more...

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