Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography Themes

John Dominic Crossan
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Jesus as Socio-Political Revolutionary

This is the book's primary focus, its portrayal of Jesus as someone for whom the rules and traditions of his society, as manifest in every institution from the government to the home, were corrupt, inhumane, constrictive and life-denying. Using both Biblical narratives and the socio-historical context of those narratives as source material, the author puts forth the argument that for his time, Jesus was a liberal activist who was determined to break down the layers of barrier between rich and poor, influential and helpless, vulnerable and empowered. Following developments in Jesus' story from the beginning of his life to its end and beyond, the author constructs a portrait of an individual emerging from personal oppression and striving to inspire others to follow a similar personal path towards spiritual, social, and political enlightenment and freedom.

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