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John Dominic Crossan

Overcoming the Bible’s Betrayal of Its Non-Violent God


Is the only path to shalom through a valley of capricious divine bloodshed?

John Dominic Crossan, one of the world’s foremost historical Jesus scholars helps the church and its alumni/ae rise above the greatest of Christian treasons: that everlasting peace can only be achieved through the onslaught of divine violence.

Filmed before a live audience in a workshop setting, professor and author John Dominic Crossan summarizes the essence of his bestselling HOW TO READ THE BIBLE & STILL BE A CHRISTIAN: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation and shows the way forward for those seeking an authentic Christianity for the 21st century.

Violence Divine is an eight-session DVD-based program. The basic format for each 1 – 1.5 hour session includes chapter breaks and discussion questions related to each 40-minute video segment.
Session Titles
  1. An Epic Matrix
  2. Sin and Escalatory Violence
  3. The Heart of the Torah
  4. Deuteronomy Rules
  5. Undecided Justice
  6. Not, not, not, not, not, not the End of the World
  7. The “Violentization” of Jesus
  8. Overcoming the Bible’s Betrayal of Its Non-Violent God


John Dominic Crossan

Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at De Paul University, John Dominic Crossan is generally acknowledged to be the premier historical Jesus scholar in the world. He has written twenty books including Jesus: A Revolutionary BiographyWho Killed Jesus? and The Birth of Christianity.
A Roman Catholic monk for nineteen years and a priest for twelve years, Crossan is a former co-chair of the Jesus Seminar and chair of the Historical Jesus Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.
DVD:  This product is only available in NTSC format. Please verify that your DVD player can read/play NTSC formatted DVDs prior to ordering. Thank you!

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