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Jesus and the Chaos of HistoryRedirecting the Life of the Historical Jesus$
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James Crossley

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199570577

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570577.001.0001

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An Irrelevant Conclusion

An Irrelevant Conclusion

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(p.163) An Irrelevant Conclusion
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Jesus and the Chaos of History
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James G. Crossley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570577.003.0007

After summarizing the previous chapters, the conclusion looks at the problems surrounding the language of ‘revolution’, ‘imperialism’, and ‘power’ and how the earliest Christianity survived by buying into such language. Alternative approaches to dominance and power today are suggested, including the importance of economically irrelevant Jesus scholarship, and scholarship more generally.

Keywords:   quest for the historical Jesus, historiography, revolution, imperialism, the value of scholarship, George Orwell, Eric Hobsbawm, Noam Chomsky

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