The Birth of Christianity

By: Crossan, John Dominic

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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.

Title: The Birth of Christianity

Author Name: Crossan, John Dominic

Categories: Spirituality,

Publisher: NY, HarperSanFrancisco: 1998

ISBN Number: 0060616601

ISBN Number 13: 9780060616601

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good +

Type: Book

Seller ID: 002510

Description: 653 pp., text index, author index. Firm binding, no markings, nearly new. Crossan, a leader of the Jesus Seminar and its bold research into the historical Jesus, looks at the early years of Christianity in light of archaelogy, new textual analysis and cultural history. His findings downplay the significance of Paul. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Keywords: CHRISTIANITY. HISTORICAL JESUS. JESUS CHRIST. RELIGION. PAUL. NEW TESTAMENT. SEMINAR. JOHN DOMINIC CROSSAN