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Top Jesus scholars Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan join together to reveal a radical and little-known Jesus. As both authors reacted to and responded to questions about Mel Gibson's blockbuster The Passion of the Christ, they discovered that many Christians are unclear on the details of events during the week leading up to Jesus's crucifixion.

Using the gospel of Mark as their guide, Borg and Crossan present a day-by-day account of Jesus's final week of life. They begin their story on Palm Sunday with two triumphal entries into Jerusalem. The first entry, that of Roman governor Pontius Pilate leading Roman soldiers into the city, symbolized military strength. The second heralded a new kind of moral hero who was praised by the people as he rode in on a humble donkey. The Jesus introduced by Borg and Crossan is this new moral hero, a more dangerous Jesus than the one enshrined in the church's traditional teachings.

The Last Week depicts Jesus giving up his life to protest power without justice and to condemn the rich who lack concern for the poor. In this vein, at the end of the week Jesus marches up Calvary, offering himself as a model for others to do the same when they are confronted by similar issues. Informed, challenged, and inspired, we not only meet the historical Jesus, but meet a new Jesus who engages us and invites us to follow him.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joy | 2/19/2014

    " A walk-through of holy week--with analysis and historical context--by 2 leading Jesus scholars. This is a good book especially for those interested in a non-fundamentalist perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maureen | 2/6/2014

    " Offers food for thought. I really enjoyed it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Simon | 2/3/2014

    " A great take on the final week of Jesus life, from the perspective of Mark's Gospel. I have used this a number of times during Holy Week to facilitate contextual reflection on the meaning and ministry of Jesus' final days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tiffany | 1/25/2014

    " Interesting walk through Jesus' last week before his execution. Rich with cultural and political explainations and comparison with the account as told by Mark. "

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About the Author
Author Marcus J. Borg

Marcus J. Borg (1942–2015) was canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, and Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture, emeritus, at Oregon State University. A Fellow of the Jesus Seminar, he had been national chair of the Historical Jesus section of the Society of Biblical Literature and was the author of the bestselling books Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, The God We Never Knew, Jesus, and Speaking Christian.