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Crossan, John Dominic

Works: 229 works in 783 publications in 8 languages and 30,707 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Meditations 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Other
Classifications: BT301.2, B
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The historical Jesus : the life of a Mediterranean Jewish peasant by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
39 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 2,254 libraries worldwide
Reveals the historical Jesus by combining peasant anthropology, ancient history, and textual analysis
Jesus : a revolutionary biography by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
35 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,898 libraries worldwide
"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."--Jacket
The birth of Christianity : discovering what happened in the years immediately after the execution of Jesus by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
23 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,675 libraries worldwide
"John Dominic Crossan, expert on the historical Jesus, explores the lost years of earliest Christianity, those immediately following the execution of Jesus. He establishes the contextual setting by an interdisciplinary combination of anthropological, historical, and archaeological approaches. He identifies the textual sources by a literary analysis of the earliest discernible layers within our present gospels, both inside and outside the New Testament. Context and text come together to challenge long-standing assumptions about the role of Paul and the meaning of resurrection, and to forge new understanding of the birth of the Christian church."--Jacket
Who killed Jesus? : exposing the roots of anti-semitism in the Gospel story of the death of Jesus by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 1,540 libraries worldwide
Now, in his most controversial book, John Dominic Crossan shows that this traditional understanding of the Gospels as historical fact is not only wrong but dangerous. Drawing on the best of biblical, anthropological, sociological, and historical research, he demonstrates definitively that it was the Roman government that tried and executed Jesus as a social agitator. Crossan also candidly addresses such key theological questions as "Did Jesus die for our sins?" and "Is our faith in vain if there was no bodily resurrection?" Ultimately, however, Crossan's radical reexamination shows that the belief that the Jews killed Jesus is an early Christian myth (directed against rival Jewish groups) that must be eradicated from authentic Christian faith
Excavating Jesus : beneath the stones, behind the texts by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
36 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,492 libraries worldwide
The premier historical Jesus scholar joins a brilliant archaeologist to illuminate the life & teaching of Jesus against the backdrop of his world. The premier historical Jesus scholar joins a brilliant archeologist
The last week : the day-by-day account of Jesus's final week in Jerusalem by Marcus J Borg( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,126 libraries worldwide
As scholars Borg and Crossan reacted to questions about the blockbuster film The Passion of the Christ, they discovered that many Christians are unclear on the details of events leading up to the Crucifixion. Here they present a day-by-day account of Jesus's final week of life. They begin their story on Palm Sunday with two triumphal entries into Jerusalem. The first, that of Roman governor Pontius Pilate leading Roman soldiers into the city, symbolized military strength. The second heralded a new kind of moral hero who was praised by the people as he rode in on a humble donkey. The Jesus introduced by Borg and Crossan is this new moral hero, a more dangerous Jesus than the one enshrined in the church's traditional teachings, giving up his life to protest power without justice and to condemn the rich who lack concern for the poor.--From publisher description
In search of Paul : how Jesus's Apostle opposed Rome's empire with God's kingdom by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
John Dominic Crossan, the eminent historical Jesus scholar, and Jonathan L. Reed, an expert in biblical archaeology, reveal through archaeology and textual scholarship that Paul, like Jesus, focused on championing the Kingdom of God??a realm of justice and equality??against the dominant, worldly powers of the Roman empire. Many theories exist about who Paul was, what he believed, and what role he played in the origins of Christianity. Using archaeological and textual evidence, and taking advantage of recent major discoveries in Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Syria, Crossan and Reed show that Paul was a fallible but dedicated successor to Jesus, carrying on Jesus's mission of inaugurating the Kingdom of God on earth in opposition to the reign of Rome. Against the concrete backdrop of first?century Grego?Roman and Jewish life, In Search of Paul reveals the work of Paul as never before, showing how and why the liberating messages and practices of equality, caring for the poor, and a just society under God's rules, not Rome's, were so appealing. Readers interested in Paul as a historical figure and his place in the development of Christianity
In parables: the challenge of the historical Jesus by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
22 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
The essential Jesus : original sayings and earliest images by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
"Presentation of Jesus' authentic sayings and teachings"--Back cover
The first Paul : reclaiming the radical visionary behind the Church's conservative icon by Marcus J Borg( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 935 libraries worldwide
The authors show how the apostle was slowly but steadily "deradicalized" to fit Roman social norms in regards to slavery, patriarchy, and patronage. In truth, Paul was an appealing apostle of Jesus whose vision of life "in Christ"--One of his favored phrases--is remarkably faithful to the message of Jesus himself
The power of parable : how fiction by Jesus became fiction about Jesus by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
"One of the main ways Jesus taught people was through the use of parables. Through an exploration of the literary genre popular in the ancient world, distinguished Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan dissects the versions we read in the Gospels to get back to what Jesus really intended to teach. Next, Crossan reveals how Jesus's use of parables inspired the Gospel writers themselves to come up with meaningful, metaphorical stories of Jesus to help them explain their own views of who they thought this Messiah really was. By unlocking the meaning and purposes of the Gospel's parables, we can arrive at a better portrait of this enigmatic and charismatic Jewish figure who transformed his world and the next two thousand years of history"--
God and empire : Jesus against Rome, then and now by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 868 libraries worldwide
Discusses biblical themes about the dangers of empire and power that are relevant to today's world, revealing what Scripture says in order to counter biblical misinterpretations that are used to justify present-day military violence
Four other gospels : shadows on the contours of canon by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 851 libraries worldwide
The first Christmas : what the Gospels really teach about Jesus's birth by Marcus J Borg( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 658 libraries worldwide
In The First ChristmasThe Last Week, here they explore the beginning of the life of Christ, peeling away the sentimentalism that has built up over the last two thousand years around this most well known of all stories to reveal the truth of what the gospels actually say. Borg and Crossan help us to see this well-known narrative afresh by answering the question, "What do these stories mean?" in the context of both the first century and the twenty-first century. They successfully show that the Christmas story, read in its original context, is far richer and more challenging than people imagine
Will the real Jesus please stand up? : a debate between William Lane Craig and John Dominic Crossan by William Lane Craig( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
"Based on a recent debate between John Dominic Crossan, former co-chair of the Jesus Seminar, and evangelical William Lane Craig, Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? is the first book to present a dialogue between evangelicals and members of the Jesus Seminar. To augment the debate, which was skillfully moderated by William F. Buckley Jr., this volume includes responses from Jesus studies experts such as Craig L. Blomberg, Marcus Borg, Robert J. Miller, and Ben Witherington III."--Jacket
The dark interval : towards a theology of story by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in English and Korean and held by 628 libraries worldwide
The greatest prayer : rediscovering the revolutionary message of the Lord's prayer by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
Celebrates the revolutionary nature of the Lord's prayer, showing that the only prayer Jesus ever taught deserves intense contemplation
How to read the Bible and still be a Christian : struggling with divine violence from Genesis through Revelation by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
The acclaimed Bible scholar and author of The Historical Jesus and God & Empire -- "the greatest New Testament scholar of our generation" (John Shelby Spong) -- grapples with Scripture's two conflicting visions of Jesus and God, one of a loving God, and one of a vengeful God, and explains how Christians can better understand these passages in a way that enriches their faith. Many portions of the New Testament, introduce a compassionate Jesus who turns the other cheek, loves his enemies, and shows grace to all. But the Jesus we find in Revelation and some portions of the Gospels leads an army of angels bent on earthly destruction. Which is the true revelation of the Messiah -- and how can both be in the same Bible? How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian explores this question and offers guidance for the faithful conflicted over which version of the Lord to worship. John Dominic Crossan reconciles these contrasting views, revealing how different writers of the books of the Bible not only possessed different visions of God but also different purposes for writing. Often these books are explicitly competing against another, opposing vision of God from the Bible itself. Crossan explains how to navigate this debate and offers what he believes is the best central thread to what the Bible is all about. He challenges Christians to fully participate in this dialogue, thereby shaping their faith by reading deeply, reflectively, and in community with others who share their uncertainty. Only then, he advises, will Christians be able to read and understand the Bible without losing their faith
The historical Jesus in context by Amy-Jill Levine( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
The Historical Jesus in Context is a landmark collection that places the gospel narratives in their full literary, social, and archaeological context. More than twenty-five internationally recognized experts offer new translations and descriptions of a broad range of texts that shed new light on the Jesus of history, including pagan prayers and private inscriptions, miracle tales and martyrdoms, parables and fables, divorce decrees and imperial propaganda. The translated materials--from Christian, Coptic, and Jewish as well as Greek, Roman, and Egyptian texts--extend beyond single phrases to encompass the full context, thus allowing readers to locate Jesus in a broader cultural setting than is usually made available. This book demonstrates that only by knowing the world in which Jesus lived and taught can we fully understand him, his message, and the spread of the Gospel. Gathering in one place material that was previously available only in disparate sources, this formidable book provides innovative insight into matters no less grand than first-century Jewish and Gentile life, the composition of the Gospels, and Jesus himself
Raid on the articulate : comic eschatology in Jesus and Borges by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Crossan, Dominic
Crossan, Dominic 1934-
Crossan, Dominic M.
Crossan, Dominic M. 1934-
Crossan, J. D.
Crossan, J. D. 1934-
Crossan, John D.
Crossan, John D. 1934-
John Dominic Crossan biblista irlandzki
John Dominic Crossan historicus uit Ierland
John Dominic Crossan studioso di religione irlandese
جون دومينيك كروسان
جون دومينيك كروسان مؤرخ أيرلندي
존 도미니크 크로산
크로산, 잔 도미니크
크로산, 잔 도미닉
크로산, 존 도미니크
크로산, 존 도미닉
クロッサン, ジョン・ドミニク
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