Tuesday, February 28, 2012

John Dominic Crossan on the origins of the Passion Story

I had never noticed this before, but the Jesus Seminar has placed a helpful seven and a half minute video on Youtube of John Dominic Crossan summarizing and introducing his case for the origins of the Passion Narrative as deriving from prophecy historicized, though he does not use that term in this clip. It is from a presentation made in 1995:


1 comment:

Peter Bylen said...

In classroom discussions back in the early 1980s, Crossan used to describe the resurrection as “allomorphic” and the Gospel narrative redactors or those that worked with Jesus-tradition that preceded them, OT texts were understood in light of the new situation; “prophecy historicized” (as opposed to history remembered) differed little from the pesher-exegesis current at the time.