Who Killed Jesus?
Exposing the Roots of Anti-semitism in the Gospel Story of the Death of JesusBook - 1995
The death of Jesus is one of the most hotly debated questions in Christianity today. In his massive and highly publicized "The Death of the Messiah", Raymond Brown-- while clearly rejecting anti-Semitism-- never questions the essentialhistoricity of the passion stories. Yet it is these stories, in which the Jews decide Jesus' execution, that have fueled centuries of Christian anti-Semitism.
Now, in his most controversial book, John Dominic Crossan shows that this traditional understanding of the Gospels as historical fact is not only wrong but dangerous. Drawing on the best of biblical, anthropological, sociological and historical research, he demonstrates definitively that it was the Roman governme