Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography Test | Final Test - Hard

John Dominic Crossan
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two things do the quotes at the beginning of Part Seven contemplate?

2. Who would eat the remains of a man left on a cross?

3. What does the author define disease as?

4. Which of the following constraints does the author say Jesus lived under?

5. Complete the following title: " A Respected Member of the..."

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author say about Paul's revelation of Jesus' power and truth?

2. In what way does the author think Jesus trod a fine line between the passive and direct forms of confrontation?

3. What does the author say about Barabbas in this section?

4. What effect did the patrron/client relationship have on Greco-Roman society?

5. Describe the quotes at the beginning of this section?

6. Why does the author think Jesus' followers developed stories about what happened to Jesus' body?

7. What does the author say is the intention of Jesus' nature miracles?

8. What does the author say about Pontius Pilate?

9. What does the author think Jesus was an individualist?

10. Why did Jesus' followers reinterpret history to suit their own purposes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following historical figures in Crossan's book and discuss how Crossan represents them in the book and why he represents that person in that manner? Are there people who would argue against Crossan's representation of that person's life?

1. Jesus Christ.

2. John the Baptist.

3. James the Just.

4. Herod Antipas.

Essay Topic 2

How much has Jesus' teaching influenced modern society? How different would it have been if John the Baptist became known as the Chosen One?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the books reception in three different countries including the country the book was written. How do their opinions about the books differ? Was the book more influential in one country than another? If so, why?

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