Jesus Seminar member John Dominic Crossan collaborates Richad G. Watts to reevaluate the life, the work, and the message of Jesus. The authors explain the preson and teachings of Jesus. Their intention is to aid readers in fuller and more accurate understanding of the kind of man Jesus was, what kind of world he lived in, and the legacy of his teachings to humankind. Controversial for obvious reasons and capturing much press coverage, the Jesus Seminar and its members do not hold to traditional, orthodox beliefs concerning the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This fascinating book makes the results of a lifetime of scholarship readily available to nonspecialists who want to meet the historical Jesus. Eminent biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan collaborates with pastor Richard G. Watts to rediscover the life, the work, and the message of the Man from Galilee.
John Dominic Crossan is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of many best-selling books, including The Historical Jesus and The Birth of Christianity, which was chosen by Publisher's Weekly as one of the ten best religious books of 1998.
Richard G. Watts is a former pastor of New Covenant Community in Normal, Illinois, a union congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), The Prebyterian Church (U.S.A.), and the United Methodist Church.