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By John Blake, CNN
I aboriginal heard of the biblical bosh John Dominic Crossan through a head-turning quote. He said the anatomy of Jesus wasn’t physically aloft on Easter morning but was apparently taken bottomward from the cantankerous and eaten by devious dogs.
You don’t balloon comments like that. And absolutely over the years, that’s how I came to apperceive Crossan. He was that bespectacled celeted Jesus bosh with the Irish emphasis who was consistently casting exact duke grenades at acceptable Christian behavior in media interviews and in religious doentaries.
But afresh I absitively to address a contour of Crossan, and I abstruse that my aen of him was simplistic. Plenty of bodies who apprehend the contour aggregate their impressions of him – the commodity netted over 12,000 comments and Facebook shares.
Now I’d like to allotment my own comments. I spent about two months talking to Crossan and his wife and account his books. Three discoveries stood out.
1. He’s not anti-religion
It seems like a simple affair to say, but not in the case of Crossan. So abundant of the media focuses on what Crossan questions – the actual awakening of Jesus, miracles attributed to Jesus – that bodies accept he’s not a Christian.
Not so. I could apprehend the affection in Crossan’s articulation as he marveled over Jesus’ atude on nonviolence and declared his faith. Even critics who acerb disagree with Crossan said he has a abysmal Christian adherence and a affection for the Bible.
Some of it may be due to his background. He grew up in a apostolic boot-camp: years of abbey training and accelerated abstraction of the Bible. He told me Roman Catholicism was the “wallpaper” of his aboriginal life.
As addition who has accounting about adoration for years, I’ve noticed a pattern. Conservative Christians are generally alarm as pionate; accelerating Christians as added intellectual. But Crossan seems to appearance you can be both: amorous and intellectual.
2. Maybe monasteries aren’t so bad
The Roman Catholic Abbey gets a lot of bad columnist today. Crossan, though, appear addition ancillary of the abbey to me: its affection for acquirements and amusing justice.
Crossan told me had a “magnificent” apprenticeship growing up in Ireland and entering the abbey as a ager. He grew up in an era afore Twitter, smartphones and shouting matches on cable TV. I was addled by how abundant time he had in his aboriginal activity for reading, ambition and bonding with his family.
Today, Crossan is a affronted yzer of the Roman Catholic Church. But I doubtable he’d be the aboriginal to accept that he alone benefited from the foundation it gave him during his aboriginal life.
3. Jesus was his media coach
Crossan is what some journalists like to alarm a “quote machine.” Translation: He nd to allocution to the media, and he provides abundant quotes.
A sample: When Crossan was already aggravating to alarm how Jesus and his aggregation stood out during the aphorism of the Roman emperor Augustus, he said they were “hippies in an Augustan age of yuppies.”
I anion Crossan’s apude for quotes came because he was accomplished at ambidextrous with the media. He told me, though, that he abstruse how to allocution to the media from belief the parables of Jesus. Jesus, he says, was a adept of distilling circuitous thoughts into attainable forms.
It turns out that Crossan was accepted as a groundbreaking bosh on the parables of Jesus in bosh circles afore he became a accessible figure. He backed into his abstraction of the celeted Jesus, and his after fame.
Crossan is a abounding author. I doubtable this won’t be the aftermost time I apprehend from him. But accustomed what I apperceive of him now, I’ll attending at him as added than the Jesus bosh who gets bodies angry.
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