The Jesus Dynasty
- A New Historical Investigation of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity
- Narrated by: James D. Tabor
- Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-28-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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James Tabor has studied the earliest surviving documents of Christianity for more than 30 years. He reconstructs for us the movement that sought the spiritual, social, and political redemption of the Jews, a movement led by one family. The Jesus Dynasty offers an alternative version of Christian origins, one that takes us closer than ever to Jesus and his family and followers.
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By Dan on 08-27-06
This is not historical mumbo-jumo like the "The Da Vinci Code." Tabors clearly works within the academic tradition, relying heavily on historical-critical method, but he is willing to fashion some unique ideas in his vision of who Jesus and his family member were and what they believed. Some of his ideas I don't buy. St. Matthew is one of Jesus' brothers? Maybe not. The ossuary of James is genuine? Doubt it. James is the ambiguous "beloved disciple" of John's gospel? I'm not so sure. But Tabor does much to restore James to his rightful place in the early church and elevate the importance of his letter. Bottom line: The author is unafraid to toss out novel interpretations while using tried and true methods. Try the book if you like the work of Bart Ehrman, Elaine Pagels or John Dominic Crossan.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Nathan on 05-09-08
-As a newcomer to the "historical" Jesus, I found this audio book hard to put down.
-Indeed, the authors' views come from a critical yet respectful reading of the new testament gospels.
-I thought it was well read.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful