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Jesus by John Dominic Crossan
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Jul 18, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: stuff-i-read-in-college

Crossan's reconstruction of the "Historical Jesus" is incredibly fascinating and forces a lot of questions about the nature of the Gospel accounts. I did occasionally feel like his beliefs and background forced him to go beyond the scope of a historian (especially towards the end), but for the most part this book does an amazing job of recreating the ancient Greco-Roman world and putting Biblical accounts into context. It's the book that introduced me to the academic study of religion.
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