Wednesday, November 11, 2009

CROSSAN ON JESUS


Who was Jesus?

John Dominic Crossan, professor emeritus at De Paul University Chicago, is an Irish-American religious scholar. (John Dominic Crossan Web Site)

Crossan "believes that less than 20 percent of what we read in the Gospels are original sayings of Jesus." (http://www.y-jesus.com/bornid_4.php)

Crossan does not dispute that Jesus Christ really lived.

Independent accounts "prove that in ancient times even the opponents of Christianity never doubted the historicity of Jesus." (Quoted in Josh McDowell, Evidence That Demands a Verdict, vol. 1 (Nashville: Nelson, 1979), 87.)

Crossan sees Jesus as a healer and man of great wisdom. (John Dominic Crossan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )

According to Crossan, Jesus's teachings would have upset the elite.

According to Crossan, "The Kingdom of God comes not at some future time

"You cannot point out the sign of its coming

"The Kingdom of God comes not at some special site

"You cannot point out the place of its coming

"The Kingdom of God is already here, among you, now."

In a review of a Crossan book, Peter Broady wrote (Review of The Essential Jesus by John Dominic Crossan.):

"One can only wonder what the Jewish peasant who spoke of the poor and destitute as ‘blessed’ along with the ‘peacemakers’ and ‘those that hunger and thirst after justice’, and said that it is nearly impossible for wealth and the ‘kingdom of God’ to coexist, would think of our unimaginably wealthy country where the gap between rich and poor has reached heights unimaginable in his time..."

3 comments:

Bill Bremer said...

Shalom Anon,

Thank's for posting this. The kingdom of God is working like yeast in dough.

Anonymous said...

All (major) religions are based on the sun cult but after centuries of brainwashing its very hard/impossible to change ur ways. In short, religion can be defined like this: same shit, different scam. Anyway its veil will fall and ppl will finally wake up, no matter how late it will happen.

Chris

Lisa said...

Yeah religion has become more of a scam these days nothing new it has always been a way for people to try and control people... mind games if you ask me. I believe in God whole heartedly I just do not go off what other people say I go on what my gut feeling tells me and what I believe God shows me...
and then sometimes I have my doubts

 
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