Everything you need to understand or teach Jesus by John Dominic Crossan.
This detailed analysis of Biblical writings about the life of Jesus considers his life and work within the context of the historically documented circumstances of his time. The analysis covers social, political, economic, and spiritual considerations. These considerations are all grounded in the central thematic contention that Jesus was a radical liberal activist, seeking moral justice for all and increased openness to faith by all. A secondary component of this analysis is the contention that the Bible is not and was never intended as a literal recounting of actual events, but is instead to be read and interpreted as a metaphoric commentary on ways that human beings could enter into a closer relationship with God.
In the book's Prologue, the author outlines both his intent and his motivation, clearly indicating that in researching and formulating his analysis, he is not attempting to undermine Christian faith but to look...
Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography Lesson Plans contain 110 pages of teaching material, including: