From the admired religious historian, an exciting, contempoary approach to the history of Jesus which asks the question, "Why did Jesus die the way he did?"
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 352 Vendor: Random House, Inc Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8 X 5.19 (inches) ISBN: 0679767460 ISBN-13: 9780679767466 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
An acclaimed historian of Christianity reveals a historical Jesus living in the tumultuous world of late Second Temple Judaism, a man who was an observant Jew of his time rather than a figure outside of the norm, a prophet and a teacher who became King of the Jews. Illustrations & maps.
Paula Fredriksen is the Aurelio Professor of Scripture at Boston University.
"Tightly reasoned, learned and readable.... Engagingly written."--National Review
"Fredriksen boldly and compellingly tackles a fundamental question about Jesus: Why did he die?"--The Boston Globe