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The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus

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In this national bestseller, John Dominic Crossan, the world's leading expert on the historical Jesus, reveals how Christianity emerged in the period following Jesus' death. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Crossan shines new light on the theological and cultural contexts from which the Christian church arose. He argues powerfully that Christianity would have happened with or without Paul and contends that Jesus' "resurrection" meant something vastly different for his early followers than it does for many traditional Christians today--what mattered was Christina origins finally illuminates the mysterious period that set Western religious history in its decisive course.

Synopsis:

The world's foremost expert on the historical Jesus brilliantly reveals how Christianity emerged in the period after Jesus' death. "Flashes of genius" ("San Francisco Chronicle").

Synopsis:

In this national bestseller, John Dominic Crossan, the world's leading expert on the historical Jesus, reveals how Christianity emerged in the period following Jesus' death. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Crossan shines new light on the theological and cultural contexts from which the Christian church arose. He argues powerfully that Christianity would have happened with or without Paul and contends that Jesus' "resurrection" meant something vastly different for his early followers than it does for many traditional Christians today--what mattered was Christina origins finally illuminates the mysterious period that set Western religious history in its decisive course.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [607]-631) and indexes.

About the Author

John Dominic Crossan is the author of several bestselling books, including God and Empire, The Historical Jesus, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, The Birth of Christianity, and Who Killed Jesus?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060616601
Author:
Crossan, John Dominic
Author:
Crossan
Author:
by John Dominic Crossan
Author:
John Dominic
Author:
Crossan, John Dominic
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Bible - Biography - New Testament
Subject:
Jesus christ
Subject:
Religion - Church History
Subject:
Christianity -- Origin.
Subject:
Christianity -- History.
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Resurrection
Subject:
Jesus Christ - Resurrection -
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
9.26x6.06x1.75 in. 1.58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The world's foremost expert on the historical Jesus brilliantly reveals how Christianity emerged in the period after Jesus' death. "Flashes of genius" ("San Francisco Chronicle").

"Synopsis" by , In this national bestseller, John Dominic Crossan, the world's leading expert on the historical Jesus, reveals how Christianity emerged in the period following Jesus' death. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Crossan shines new light on the theological and cultural contexts from which the Christian church arose. He argues powerfully that Christianity would have happened with or without Paul and contends that Jesus' "resurrection" meant something vastly different for his early followers than it does for many traditional Christians today--what mattered was Christina origins finally illuminates the mysterious period that set Western religious history in its decisive course.
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