After moving from his native Holland to Los Angeles in 1985, PAUL VERHOEVEN became the only non-theologian admitted into the Jesus Seminar, a group of seventy-seven eminent scholars in theology, philosophy, linguistics, and biblical history. Their discussions are devoted to determining what Jesus had actually said and done. Jesus of Nazareth was developed in extensive consultation with Rob van Scheers, Verhoeven's biographer. Verhoeven is the director of successful films such as Turkish Delight (1973), Soldier of Orange (1977), The Fourth Man (1983), RoboCop (1987), Basic Instinct (1992), Starship Troopers (1997) and Black Book (2006).
Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press On Sale: November 29, 2011 Price: $17.95
Building on the work of biblical scholars–Rudolph Bultmann, Raymond Brown, Jane Schaberg, and Robert Funk, among others–filmmaker Paul Verhoeven disrobes the mythical Jesus to reveal a man who has much in common with other great political leaders throughout history–human beings who believed that change was coming in their lifetimes. Gone is...
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