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John Dominic Crossan's 'blasphemous' portrait of Jesus
February 27th, 2011
09:06 PM ET

John Dominic Crossan's 'blasphemous' portrait of Jesus

By John Blake, CNN

One of his first fan letters came from someone who declared:

"If Hell were not already created, it should be invented just for you."

Other critics have called him "demonic," "blasphemous" and a "schmuck."

When John Dominic Crossan was a teenager in Ireland, he dreamed of becoming a missionary priest. But the message he's spreading about Jesus today isn't the kind that would endear him to many church leaders.

Read the full story on Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan
- CNN Writer

Filed under: Books • Christianity • Culture & Science

soundoff (306 Responses)
  1. Gary Shop

    I've driven you off. I've been known to do that. I won't comment further. Please come back and enjoy your blog.

    March 4, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
    • Maybe

      "I've driven you off."

      No, Gary, not really. In fact, I have thought about you several times today.

      Ah, that I were as talented a wordsmith as you, so that I could express how touched I was by your writing. Maybe you are *so* good that nobody would dare argue with you 🙂 ...not that I can find anything to dispute, myself.

      I wish you well.

      Hand-to-chest heart-thump to you bro'.

      March 4, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  2. Gary Shop

    G'night..

    March 4, 2011 at 4:02 am |
  3. Gary Shop

    ECHO.............

    March 4, 2011 at 3:59 am |
  4. Gary Shop

    Doesn't anybody want to yell at me?

    March 4, 2011 at 3:57 am |
  5. Gary Shop

    Is anybody there?

    March 4, 2011 at 3:56 am |
  6. Gary Shop

    Of course I'm going to be cremated.

    March 4, 2011 at 3:53 am |
  7. Gary Shop

    DAMN! I can't believe I just spelled it "BELEIVER"!

    March 4, 2011 at 3:50 am |
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