Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography - Study Guide Part 5, No Staff, No Sandals, and no Knapsack Summary & Analysis

John Dominic Crossan
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The quote introducing this section comments on traditional ways of passive but disruptive resistance manifested by masses of poor and oppressed, adding that for such groups to enact direct confrontation, "great desperation" must be present.

The author begins this section with a summary and reiteration of the socio-cultural contexts such as faith, gender, and economic constraints within which Jesus lived and taught. He also reiterates his contention that Jesus challenged those contexts in the name of bringing his egalitarian beliefs about the Kingdom of God into reality. This, the author contends, placed him on the fine dividing line between the passive and direct forms of confrontation referred to in the introduction.

The author extensively quotes from three of his primary sources in support of his contention that what Jesus preached and...

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