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A Long Way from Tipperary


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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.


"Crossan applies the same intellectual curiosity and cool objectivity to his own life that he has spent half a lifetime applying to the life of Jesus. Central to his personal search is whether his background as Irishman and erstwhile monk contributed to his recognition of Jesus, beneath layers of gospel revisionism, as a controversial peasant agitator who championed the downtrodden. Not your average autobiography, this book zigs and zags more than somewhat between the quotidian and the holy in search of their missing links."--Michael Farrell, editor of "The National Catholic Reporter"A great narrative! This book gives the reader a rare insight into one of the great figures of contemporart Christianity as well as an awareness of the events that moved his life. Dominic Crossan has helped a generation of Christians to separate the essence of their faith from the traditional trappings. This book invites us all to walk with him into new, scary, and exhilarating places on our eternal pilgrimage into the mystery of God." --John Shelby Spong, author of "Here I Stand: My Struggle for a Christianity of Integrity, Love and Equality"John Dominic Crossan has shows his many readers how to think critically and constructively about our faith. This moving book displays the large heart and humane history that have made him a prophet of the real meaning of Jesus. We are more in his debt than ever." --James Carroll, author of "An American Requiem"While Crossan has been engaged in what he calls 'open heart surgery on Christianity, ' his critics have assumed he has no heart at all. In "A Long Way from Tipperary, he bares it and affirms that it is still Christian."--The "Oregonian

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