Coupon
Young Jesus : Restoring the "Lost Years" of a Social Activist and Religious Dissident
by Jean-Pierre Isbouts


Overview -

A revolutionary look at the early life of Christ. Drawing on new evidence from the historical and archeological record, as well as insightful close readings of both the canonical and the Gnostic Gospels, Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts paints a fascinating portrait of Jesus as a grass-roots reformer with a social agenda who's as much dissident as messiah.  Read more...


 
eBook

Retail Price: $6.99
$4.69

(Save 33%)

Download

Language: English

This item is only available to U.S. and Canada billing addresses.

 
 
 
 

More About Young Jesus by Jean-Pierre Isbouts
 
 
 
Overview

A revolutionary look at the early life of Christ. Drawing on new evidence from the historical and archeological record, as well as insightful close readings of both the canonical and the Gnostic Gospels, Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts paints a fascinating portrait of Jesus as a grass-roots reformer with a social agenda who's as much dissident as messiah. Dr. Isbouts reveals an adolescent Jesus scarred by peasant rebellion, economic repression, and the wholesale displacement of the Galilean peasantry. Using modern economic, forensic, and psychological models as well as information from Roman and Jewish documents, Isbouts shows how these horrifying conditions galvanized Christ's mission as a social activist and religious rebel. Isbouts's approach is sophisticated and secular, though respectful of faith, and results in a narrative of compelling interest for a wide range of readers—from scholars to skeptics to believers. A 16-page color insert with photos of historic sites, archaeological digs, and artwork enhances the text.


This item is Non-Returnable.

 
Details
  • ISBN: 9781402798979
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Date: Mar 2012
 
Customer Reviews