Beyond the Passion Rethinking the Death and Life of Jesus

ISBN-10: 0800636740

ISBN-13: 9780800636746

Edition: 2004

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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 8/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Stephen J. Patterson, Ph.D., is George H. Atkinson Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies at Willamette University, author of Beyond the Passion: Rethinking the Death and Life of Jesus , and coauthor of The Fifth Gospel: The Gospel of Thomas Comes of Age .

Introduction: Is Jesus Dead?
Prologue: The Crucifixion of a Nobody
What Happened to Jesus?
Imagining Jesus' Death
Jesus, the Victim of Empire
The Pax Romana
The Power of Patronage
Rome's Golden Age
Another Empire, Another God
God and Caesar
Casting out Legion
On to the Temple
Another Age, Another Son of God
The Scum of the Earth
Life among the Scythians
Jesus the Victim
To Die for a Cause
The Death of God's Righteous One
The Passion Narrative and the Wisdom Tale
A Noble Death
Obedient unto Death
Consider Yourself Dead
The One Who Endures to the End
The Glory of Death
To Live and Die with Jesus
Sacrifice in Antiquity
Jesus the Sacrifice
Why Sacrifice?
We Abstain!
Taking Leave
Epilogue: The Resurrection of a Nobody
The Meaning of Resurrection
Resurrection Proves Nothing
Why Did They Believe?
Did Anything Really Happen?
A Matter of Decision
Killing Jesus (A Conclusion)
Index of Ancient Sources
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