Why were the titles of Caesar Augustus — Divine, Son of God, God from God, Lord, Redeemer, Liberator, and Savior of the World — taken from a
Roman emperor on the Palatine hill and given to a Jewish peasant on the
What were the priorities of Jesus' proclamation of the Kingdom? How was the status quo of Roman imperial theology subverted by this obscure Galilean whose message continues to indict empire today?
First Light is a 12-session DVD and web-based study of the historical Jesus and the
Participant Reader written by John Dominic Crossan: "It is all I have to say about Jesus after half a century of study —in succinct summary."
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