The Last Week: A Day-by-Day Account of Jesus’s Final Week in Jerusalem (Large Print / Paperback)
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.
About the Author
Marcus J. Borg (1942–2015) was a pioneering author and teacher whom the New York Times described as "a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars." He was the Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University and canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, and he appeared on NBC's The Today Show and Dateline, ABC's World News, and NPR's Fresh Air. His books have sold over a million copies, including the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Jesus, The Heart of Christianity, Evolution of the Word, Speaking Christian, and Convictions.
John Dominic Crossan, professor emeritus at DePaul University, is widely regarded as the foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Historical Jesus, How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian, God and Empire, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, The Greatest Prayer, The Last Week, and The Power of Parable. He lives in Minneola, Florida.
“If there is…one book for the redemption of Holy Week, this is it. A must read.”
— Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University
“[...] 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
“It is difficult to overestimate the importance of this volume[...]”
— Barbara Brown Taylor, author of Leaving Church and Preaching Life
“These controversial Jesus Seminar scholars provide lots to ponder.”
— The Kansas City Star
“Borg and Crossan brilliantly chronicle the tension that forced everyone to pledge allegiance -- either to Rome or to Jesus.”
— Los Angeles Times
“A readable and attractive reinterpretation of Jesus’ death and resurrection. . . .”
— Houston Chronicle
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