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Crossan, John Dominic

Works: 217 works in 646 publications in 7 languages and 29,715 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Parables  Meditations 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: BT301.2, B
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The historical Jesus : the life of a Mediterranean Jewish peasant by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
42 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,442 libraries worldwide
Reveals the historical Jesus by combining peasant anthropology, ancient history, and textual analysis
Jesus : a revolutionary biography by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,907 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 2014 in English and held by 1,722 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."--BOOK JACKET
Who killed Jesus? : exposing the roots of anti-semitism in the Gospel story of the death of Jesus by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,662 libraries worldwide
The death of Jesus is one of the most hotly debated questions in Christianity today. In his massive and highly publicized The Death of the Messiah, Raymond Brown -- while clearly rejecting anti-Semitism -- never questions the essential historicity of the passion stories. Yet it is these stories, in which the Jews decide Jesus' execution, that have fueled centuries of Christian anti-Semitism. 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 )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,493 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 )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,193 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
The essential Jesus : original sayings and earliest images by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
"Presentation of Jesus' authentic sayings and teachings"--Back cover
In search of Paul : how Jesus's Apostle opposed Rome's empire with God's kingdom by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
Presents archaeological evidence and historical analysis to answer questions about Paul and the early Christians, contending that Paul worked for justice and equality against the oppressive power of the Roman Empire
In parables: the challenge of the historical Jesus by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
16 editions published between 1973 and 1992 in English and held by 1,010 libraries worldwide
The first Paul : reclaiming the radical visionary behind the Church's conservative icon by Marcus J Borg( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 970 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
God and empire : Jesus against Rome, then and now by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 919 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
The power of parable : how fiction by Jesus became fiction about Jesus by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 881 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"--
Four other gospels : shadows on the contours of canon by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
The first Christmas : what the Gospels really teach about Jesus's birth by Marcus J Borg( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 691 libraries worldwide
Two authorities on the life of Jesus draw on the gospels of Matthew and Luke to tell the true story of Jesus's birth and to place its lessons in context with the modern world
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 677 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 historical Jesus in context by Amy-Jill Levine( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 659 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
The greatest prayer : rediscovering the revolutionary message of the Lord's prayer by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Celebrates the revolutionary nature of the Lord's prayer, showing that the only prayer Jesus ever taught deserves intense contemplation
The dark interval : towards a theology of story by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
13 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Raid on the articulate : comic eschatology in Jesus and Borges by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
5 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
The cross that spoke : the origins of the Passion narrative by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Crossan, Dominic
Crossan, Dominic 1934-
Crossan, Dominic M.
Crossan, Dominic M. 1934-
Crossan, J. D. 1934-
Crossan, John D.
Crossan, John D. 1934-
クロッサン, ジョン・ドミニク
English (298)
German (11)
Spanish (9)
Japanese (4)
Italian (2)
Polish (2)
Korean (1)
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