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What's wrong, for N. T. Wright, with our modern worldview?
It splits off faith from history, confining faith to the realm o personal spirituality only and reducing history to the dry study of facts.
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What is the starting point for Wright's historical study of Jesus?
Jesus was a Jewish prophet announcing the Kingdom of God.
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What is the main difference, for Wright, between Jesus' movement and other messianic movements?
All messianic movements of Jesus' era ended with the death of their leader; the Jesus-movement continued.
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What are the three overlapping areas of study on which Crossan builds his picture of the historical Jesus?
Cross-cultural anthropology, Jewish and Greco-Roman history and literary and textual studies.
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Where was the Gospel of Thomas found and what era is it from?
Near Nag Hammadi, Egypt in 1945; the manuscript dates from the 4th century CE, though fragments from the 2nd century CE have also been found.
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According to Crossan what activities of Jesus challenged his society?
Including all people at his table, regardless of gender, wealth or position in society. Also, his healing miracles to those cast out of society brought them back into social life.
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