The Essential Jesus: Original Sayings and Earliest Images

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Castle Books, 1998 - Religion - 199 pages
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This concise presentation of the authentic teachings of Christ is accompanied by historical images of Jesus. Crossan's fresh translations of Jesus' sayings show him to be a teacher whose revolutionary message is as timely today as it was two thousand years ago. B/W illus.

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User Review  - auntmarge64 - LibraryThing

This is a book to make one think very hard about what it means to be a follower of Jesus and/or a Christian, and they’re not necessarily the same thing. For instance, I would consider Gandhi a ... Read full review

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User Review  - cfhillen - LibraryThing

The most interesting aspect of this book is the use of the images from Pre-Constantinian Christian art to illustrate the sayings of Jesus. Plate # 10 is very interesting. It seems that this fresco is the only surviving meal scene which includes a woman in Pre -Constantinian art. Read full review


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