“In this fine study of civilization, culture and transformation, Crossan asks important questions: Have those who resort to violence as a means of change succeeded in their quest for empire? Or, has non-violence been more effective in bringing about lasting change? Crossan’s work presents a complex subject in a clear and powerful way, and it merits a wide readership.” - Publishers Weekly
In May, 2007, John Dominic Crossan presented four lectures over two days in San Antonio, TX, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and Madison Square Presbyterian Church. The lectures were based on his book, God & Empire. Crossan opens the door on the real world of historical Jesus. you don’t get to see historical Jesus unless you see him against the background of Rome’s Empire.