Birth of Christianity

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Bloomsbury Academic, Apr 1, 1999 - Religion - 653 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Mark Matzeder - Goodreads

This was the second time I read it, and I always find Crosson informative, stretching, and thought-provoking. Read full review

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

Okay, great book, but he sure gets defensive about his position vis a vis other NT scholars. Touchy! Read full review

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The Birth of Christianity
The Birth of Christianity. Chapter 1 Excerpt. © John Dominic Crossan. www.johndcrossan.com. Page 1. The Birth of Christianity. Voices of the First Outsiders ...
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areview of John Dominic Crossan’s The Birth of Christianity
HTR 94:3 (2001) 369–74. areview of John Dominic Crossan’s. The Birth of Christianity. François Bovon. Harvard University. The Divinity School ...
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The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years ...
The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately after the Execution of Jesus.
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JSTOR: The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the ...
With The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immedi- ately After the Execution of Jesus, John Dominic Crossan has produced the ...
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Regarding the term Judeo-Christian
Regarding the term Judeo-Christian: an essay by Lis Riba
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Jesus and Crucifixion, a Historical View : NPR
Today, as Christians around the world commemorate Good Friday, Christian scholar and former priest John Dominic Crossan joins Fresh Air to discuss the ...
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Will the Real Heretics Please Stand Up - book review
... by Elaine Pagels (NY: Random House, 2003); The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately after the Execution of Jesus, ...
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John Dominic Crossan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
... ISBN 0-664-25842-5; The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus, 1998, ISBN 0-06-061660-1 ...
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The Ethical Eschatology of the Kingdom of God Movement
The Birth of Christianity: Discovering what Happened in the Years. Immediately after the Execution of Jesus, John Dominic Crossan, ...
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Early Christianity « Ben Byerly’s Blog
The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately after the Execution of Jesus. New York: harpersanfrancisco, 1998. ...
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About the author (1999)

John Dominic Crossan is the author of The Historical Jesus (T&T Clark, 1991). He chairs the Historical Jesus section of the Society of Biblical Literature.

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