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John Dominic Crossan explores the lost years of earliest Christianity, the years immediately following Jesus' execution.
He establishes the contextual setting through a combination of literary, anthropological, historical and archaeological approaches. He challenges the assumptions about the role of Paul and the meaning of resurrection, and forges a new understanding of the birth of the Christian church.
Here is a vivid account of early Christianity's interaction with the world around it, and of the new traditions and communities established as Jesus' companions continued their movement after his death.
Review: John Dominic Crossan is the leading contemporary scholar on the historical Jesus, which means that his vocation is to look behind, around, and through Christ's resurrection, toward the goal of establishing what can be known about the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
His search for the historical Jesus, however, takes place in the larger context of the life of the church. Among the goals of The Birth of Christianity is to teach readers how our habits of worship have created false gods. To that end, Crossan attempts to unearth the religion's earliest forms. What did Christianity look like, Crossan asks, between the crucifixion and the conversion of Paul? And what might Christianity look like today had Saul never set off toward Damascus?
Crossan's conclusions don't come from newly discovered documents; they come from freshly-minted academic methodologies. He uses anthropology, history, and archaeology to construct his arguments about the essential nature of both Jesus' religion and Paul's. The 25-cent summary of his conclusion is that Jesus did not recognize the dualism between spirit and flesh that formed the basis of Paul's apocalyptic Christianity. In other words, Jesus was more Jewish than Paul.
The ramifications of this argument are huge. Crossan says much of Christian worship--and many of the world's injustices--are based on the dualistic Christ that Paul preached. Though Crossan doesn't bully readers into accepting his conclusions, he does press hard for them to situate their own beliefs in relation to his interpretations of Jesus and Paul. At every point in the evolution of his argument, he asks readers questions such as "How do you understand a human being?" and "What is the character of your God?" Then he proceeds to answer these questions himself. Finally, he tells readers what he thinks these answers mean.
It's an incredibly civilized style of argument--both spiritually and intellectually respectful and always rhetorically engaging. Though The Birth of Christianity weighs in at almost 600 pages of text, you'll probably want to read every word. And after that, you'll probably be hungry for more.
Título: The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What ...
Año de publicación: 1998
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Harper SanFrancisco, 1998. Hardcover with dust jacket. G/G. Shaken with a badly cocked spine. Some bumping and curling to edges of jacket. Else good. 653 pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 477721
Descripción HarperSanFrancisco 1998-07-01, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. 0060616725 **NO DUST JACKET** Your purchase benefits those with developmental disabilities to live a better quality of life. Nº de ref. de la librería 4479-112116-ML-004
Descripción HarperSanFrancisco. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 2754950635
Descripción HarperSanFrancisco. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 2828549741
Descripción HarperSanFrancisco, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0060616725
Descripción HarperSanFrancisco, 1998. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0060616725-2-4
Descripción HARPER, NEW YORK, 1999. STIFF WRAP;S. Estado de conservación: Good. SOFTBOUND. THIS IS A GOOD TO VERY GOOD SOFTBOUND COPY OF THIS SCARCE AND IMPORTANT VOLUME.THE BIRTH OF CHRISTIANITY.DISCOVERING WHAT HAPPENED IN THE YEARS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE EXECUTION OF JESUS.WRITTEN BY JOHN DOMINIC CROSSAN.OVER 600 PAGES OF UNMARKED TEXT IN WHITE PICTORIAL STIFF WRAPS. Size: OCTAVO. BIRTH OF CHRISTIANITY. Nº de ref. de la librería MLGH10319
Descripción HarperSanFrancisco, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0060616725. Nº de ref. de la librería FORT260388
Descripción HARPER, NEW YORK, 1998. STIFF WRAPS. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: NOT P;UB IN DJ. PAPERBOUND. THIS IS A GOOD COPY OF THIS GREAT BOOK.THE BIRTH OF CHRISTIANITY.DISCOVERING WHAT HAPPENED IN THE YEARS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE EXECUTION OF JESUS.WRITTEN BVY JOHN COMINIC CROSSAN.OVERF 600 PAGES OF UNMARKED TEXT IN STIFF PICTORIAL WRAPS.THERE IS A PREV. OWNERS NAME ON FRONT FLYLEAF. Size: OCTAVO. BIRTH OF CHRISTIANITY. Nº de ref. de la librería MLGH10174
Descripción Harper San Francisco, New York, 1998. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: No Dj. 8vo pp. 653, In his latest book, Crossan (New Testament, DePaul Univ.) asks, What in that original interaction between Jesus and his first companions made continuation from before to after the Crucifixion possible or even inevitable? As with his massive The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Peasant (LJ 2/1/92), Crossan incorporates crosscultural anthropology, literary. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 144576