Thursday, October 25, 2007

Quote of the Day

Bear in mind as you read this sweetheart that it was delivered in a lecture given immediately following the lectures of Crossan and Borg. Zing!

We cannot "domesticate" Jesus into a person with whom we can be entirely comfortable. It is, unfortunately, also necessarily an unfinished portrait. One this is sure: I would be very suspicious of my own method it I came up with a Jesus who was not particularly Jewish but looked a lot like a professor of religion of the late twentieth century--even if I could put a name such as Cynic philosopher upon that portrait.

Alan F. Segal, Jesus in First Century Judaism in Jesus at 2000, Marcus J. Borg (ed), p.69

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