|John Dominic Crossan.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||272 / 2016|
Many portions of the New Testament feature a compassionate Jesus who turns the other cheek, loves his enemies, and shows grace to all. But the Jesus found in Revelation leads an army of angels bent on earthly destruction. Which is the true revelation of the Messiah—and how can both be in the same Bible? Here John Dominic Crossan reconciles these contrasting views, revealing how different writers of the books of the Bible not only possessed different visions of God but also different purposes for writing. Offering what he believes is the best central thread to what the Bible is all about, Crossan also challenges Christians to fully participate in this dialogue, thereby shaping their faith by reading deeply, reflectively, and in community with others who share their uncertainty.