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Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: Quests, Scholarship and Ideology
Crossley, James G.

Sheffield: Equinox, 2012 pp. xvi + 248. $99.95

Series Information
BibleWorld


Description: Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism analyses the ideology underpinning scholarly and popular quests for the historical Jesus in a neoliberal age. The book focus is cultural and political concerns, notably postmodernism, multiculturalism and liberal masking of power. The study explores a range of issues: the dubious periodisation of the quest for the historical Jesus; “biblioblogging”; Jesus the “Great Man” and western individualism; image-conscious Jesus scholarship; the “Jewishness” of Jesus and the multicultural Other; evangelical and “mythical” Jesuses; and the contradictions between personal beliefs and dominant ideological trends in the construction of historical Jesuses.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Other Methods

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Review by Halvor Moxnes
Published 9/6/2013
Citation: Halvor Moxnes, review of James G. Crossley, Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: Quests, Scholarship and Ideology, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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