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Using the gospel of Mark as their guide, top Jesus scholars Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan join together to reveal a radical and little-known Jesus. Presenting a day-by-day account of Jesus's final week of life, Borg and Crossan introduce a Jesus who is a new moral hero, a more dangerous Jesus than the one enshrined in the church's traditional teachings. Informed and challenged, we meet not only the historical Jesus, but a new Jesus who engages us and inspires us to follow him.
“It is difficult to overestimate the importance of this volume[...]”
-Barbara Brown Taylor, author of Leaving Church and Preaching Life
“[...] Borg and Crossan show one of the most careful and insightful readings of the Bible I’ve ever come across.”
-Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christian
“A readable and attractive reinterpretation of Jesus’ death and resurrection. . . .”
“Borg and Crossan brilliantly chronicle the tension that forced everyone to pledge allegiance -- either to Rome or to Jesus.”
-Los Angeles Times
“These controversial Jesus Seminar scholars provide lots to ponder.”
-The Kansas City Star
“If there is…one book for the redemption of Holy Week, this is it. A must read.”
-Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University