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Monday, June 04, 2012

John Dominic Crossan, Will the Real Jesus Please Rise? Part 4 on Religion For Life, June 7-11

From May 17th through June 18th on Religion For Life I am broadcasting a four-part series on the historical Jesus. It is called “Will the Real Jesus Please Rise?” For four weeks, I interview four of the most prolific and provocative scholars in the United States, Bishop John Shelby Spong, Dr. Bart Ehrman, Dr. Robert M. Price, and Dr. John Dominic Crossan.


My final guest in this series is Dr. John Dominic Crossan. He is the current president of the Society of Biblical Literature. He along with Robert Funk founded the Jesus Seminar and he has written over 20 books on early Christian origins. He believes that Jesus did exist. He was not an apocalyptic prophet, however. He believes the parables are the key to understanding Jesus and his message about the kingdom of God, that comes gradually as we participate in it. Dr. Crossan speaks about his new book, The Power of Parable: How Fiction By Jesus Became Fiction About Jesus. Here is my review. This interview will be broadcast beginning June 7th. After broadcast, podcasts will be available here.

Listen via livestream…

Thursday, June 7th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, June 10th, at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, June 10th, at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, June 11th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
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