Episode 10 – Jesus: The Christmas special

In the season finale we look at Jesus of Nazareth – a person of immense intrigue. However, the layers of mythology that surround him as well as the various claims about his identity, his nature, and our expected response, have also made him an impossible pill to swallow for many people. Rather than deal with the Jesus of Christmas carols, what happens if we place Jesus and his teachings in their original historical context? What picture of Jesus will then emerge?

Join Matt and Lucas as we speak with one of the worlds leading historians of early Christianity and one of the major scholars in contemporary historical Jesus research, John Dominic Crossan. 

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For further reading and engagement as invited by John Dominic Crossan, check out:

Contributors to Episode 10 include:

Cam Semmens – Jesus and I Go Fishing (used with permission)

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Michael Leunig – ‘Christmas’ (Read by Daisy Taylor)

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