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John Dominic Crossan

What Is Easter Without the Resurrection?

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 03.23.2016 | Religion
Christian Chiakulas

You might be thinking that Paul, who is our earliest source for the life of Jesus, mentions the resurrection, and while that is correct, a careful reading shows that Paul is never referring to a bodily resurrection.

Don't Fear This Book: Crossan On Parables And Gospels

Greg Carey | Posted 06.16.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

Is Jesus inconsistent, or does Matthew have an agenda? Crossan, like most interpreters, says that Matthew 23 reflects not Jesus' own teaching but a conflict that emerged decades after Jesus' career.

Why Was Jesus Crucified?

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 06.02.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

A moment's reflection will tell you that the standard Sunday school answer to the question "Why was Jesus crucified?" would have made little sense to those directly involved in the event itself.

With Liberty And Justice For All: Why The Bible Promotes Equality

John Dominic Crossan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Dominic Crossan

Faith may have invoked divine justice but experience repeatedly contradicted it. From where, then, did that expectation of a world ruled by a fair and equitable distribution of its resources come?

Understanding The Lord's Prayer With John Dominic Crossan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Ron Csillag Religion News Service (RNS) John Dominic Crossan is arguably the world's foremost scholar of the historical Jesus. Twenty-five years a...