Guest Bio: This week we have the great honor of speaking with the legendary John Dominic Crossan! Dr. Crossan is one of the preeminent New Testament scholars and historian of early Christianity. He is known for his contemporary historical Jesus research and he has written both popular and academic books on an array of topics. Dr. Crossan received his Doctor of Divinity at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, the Irish national seminary and completed two additional years of study in biblical languages at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He completed two additional years of study in archeology at the Ecole Biblique in Jordanian East Jerusalem. He served as co-chair of the Jesus Seminar and also served as president of the Chicago Society of Biblical Research from 1978-1979, and as president of the Society of Biblical Literature in 2012.

(Selected) Published Works:

The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant; Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography; Who Killed Jesus? Exposing the Roots of Anti-Semitism in the Gospel Story of the Death of Jesus; In Search of Paul: How Jesus’s Apostle Opposed Rome’s Empire with God’s Kingdom; God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now; The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon; The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus became fiction about Jesus; How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation; and Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision.

Guest Website/Social Media:

Facebook: @johndominiccrossan

Special Guest Music Provide by:

Findlay Brown

twitter: @findlaybrown

Facebook: @findlaybrown

instagram: @findlaybrownofficial

Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “All is Love, Born of the Stars, & Mountain Falls for the Sea” from the album, Slow Light. “Home & When the Lights Go Out” from the forthcoming album, Not Everything Beautiful is Good (Available May 18, 2018).

Findlay Brown’s music is available on: iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, SoundCloud, and anywhere good music is found!

DECONSTRUCTIONISTS LIVE!!! We have a live event in Denver on April the 28th! Grab your tickets here: or at (search deconstructionists podcast live)

Donate/Patreon: Check out our website to become part of our Patreon family, listen to all of our past episodes, subscribe for future episodes, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses! Website designed by @ryanbattles

The Deconstructionists Podcast is produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio.

Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information.

Twitter: @napsrecording

The Deconstructionists © 2023