John Dominic Crossan

Challenge of Paul Theme 1: Paul & Jesus Digital Transcript

Excerpt:
In my earlier video-series on The Challenge of Jesus, I did not need to start by justifying Jesus as a subject. Paul as a subject, however, needs some justification because for many people—and I’m talking about both Christians and non-Christians—Jesus is appealing but Paul is appalling.
So I need to begin by explaining and justifying this series on The Challenge of Paul. Also, for another reason. Because how I became interested in Paul has determined how I interpret Paul and, indeed, for how I think we should all interpret Paul.