The Challenge of the Historical Jesus 2nd edition
by John Dominic Crossan
With In Parables, John Dominic Crossan boldly attempts to understand the parables from inside their own world. Combining critical, theological, and literary approaches, he sets the reading and study of the parables in an entirely new context.
John Dominic Crossan is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, DePaul University, Chicago. He has written twenty books on the historical Jesus in the last thirty years, four of which have become national religious bestsellers: The Historical Jesus (1991), Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography (1994), Who Killed Jesus (1995), and The Birth of Christianity (1998). He is a former co-chair of the Jesus Seminar, and a former chair of the Historical Jesus Section of the Society of Biblical Literature, an international scholarly association for biblical study based in the United States