Regular price: $27.93

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $27.93

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Jack Miles's book is a provocative and revisionary look at the life of Jesus, in which many of the most well-worn truths about Christ are recontextualized and revisited. It does not look for the historical Jesus, but takes the Gospels as the sole source about his life. The "crisis" to which the title refers is the continued subjugation of the Jews after 500 years. God has not come to save them in a conventional way, but instead causes his son to appear as a Jew, inflicting upon himself in advance the fate that was destined for the Jews. By rising from the dead, he sidesteps this fate, and offers the promise of cosmic victory. This complex book will cause you to see Christ's life and passion anew.
©2001 Jack Miles; (P)2001 Books on Tape, Inc.
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"Weaving philosophy and literature into his reflections on the Bible, Miles offers literary perspectives on the life of Christ that are at once provocative and revelatory." (Publishers Weekly)
"Provocative and deeply engaging....This is a spectacular story, and Miles tells it well....Exciting reading." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Grover Gardner's baritone voice has a serious aura to it, and his pace is appropriately deliberate, permitting the listener to reconsider the Jesus story. Gardner certainly understands and communicates the intentions and nuances of the text in his reading." (AudioFile)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By C. Larsen on 02-17-17

Very, very thought provoking!

I loved it, it'll was well performed, and most of all it was insightful and thought provoking. I'm ready to read it or listen to it again to digest more of what this book and author have to offer.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc