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Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

John Dominic Crossan
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Topics for Discussion

Discuss the literal and metaphorical relationship between the quotes at the beginning of each section and the content of the sections themselves.

Research and discuss the parallels, in both theme and structure, between the story and teachings of Jesus, spiritual archetypes and beliefs in other cultures, and the structure of the stories manifesting those teachings and beliefs.

Contrast the importance of faith with the importance of historical reality in relation to consideration of the life and teachings of Jesus. How relevant, for example, is it to consider his socioeconomic background as a so-called "Peasant" or "Expendable" to his teachings and to the faith inspired by them?

Consider the author's suggestion that in both faith and practice, Jesus was a socio-political radical, challenging traditional ways of faith and / or function. In what ways is/has Christianity, traditional and contemporary, embraced and/or rejected this aspect of his life...

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This section contains 302 words
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Purchase our Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography Study Guide
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