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Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 7, How Many Years Was Easter Sunday? Summary

John Dominic Crossan
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Part 7, How Many Years Was Easter Sunday? Summary and Analysis

The quotes at the beginning of this section include a poetic contemplation of beauty and a more clinical contemplation of charisma.

He presents quotes from a pair of commentators, suggesting that in the years following the crucifixion, various factions within the Christian movement began reinterpreting the literal circumstances of his death into something more metaphorically and spiritually inspiring.

The author links St. Paul's discussion of Jesus' resurrection with Paul's theological belief that resurrection for ALL was inevitable, suggesting that for Paul, Jesus was leading the way.

Here the author suggests that Paul's revelation of Jesus' power and truth was probably the result of a trance-like circumstance, commenting that Biblical portrayals of similar revelations experienced by other apostles and followers were more likely defined by what they had lived, learned and researched. He goes...

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