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Three Jesus Certitudes: Pacifism, Feminism, and the Birth of Christianity
Swidler, Leonard J.

Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2018 pp. 180. $24.00

Description: The Jesus of the four Gospels—and we have no knowledge of any other—appears mainly as a healer and a teacher—that is, as a healer of the soul. In this book, Leonard J. Swidler contends that three of the most historically certain facts about him are(1) his pacifism, (2) his feminism, and (3) that his women followers were the true founders of Christianity.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Johannine Literature, John, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Theological Approaches, Theological Interpretation

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Review by James McGrath
Published 7/30/2020
Citation: James F. McGrath, review of Leonard J. Swidler, Three Jesus Certitudes: Pacifism, Feminism, and the Birth of Christianity, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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