Tag Archives: James Crossley

James Crossley is Harnessing Chaos

Coming soon, his latest contribution to discussions of the intersection between the Bible and culture– Harnessing Chaos is an explanation of changes in dominant politicalized assumptions about what the Bible ‘really means’ in English culture since the 1960s. This book … Continue reading

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James Crossley’s Lecture in Edinburgh

Below is a lecture given on 17th January 2014 at the University of Edinburgh. It’s on Margaret Thatcher, her use of the Bible and how a modified form Thatcher’s Bible became the Bible of English politics. The mp3 version is … Continue reading

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Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition: Essays in Honour of Maurice Casey

ISD have sent along for review this delightful volume: Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition: Essays in Honour of Maurice Casey, edited by James Crossley. Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition is a collection of essays focused on … Continue reading

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Lecture Announcement: “The Legacy of Mark’s Gospel”

James Crossley is lecturing on Mark and the public is invited. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the rebuilding of St Mark’s Church and the 10th anniversary of CRC, we are delighted to announce an additional conference in 2013. … Continue reading

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James Crossley’s Assessment of the Scholarship of Geza Vermes

Here.  His conclusion: There is a strong case for Vermes being the most influential historical Jesus scholar of his generation. In some ways he was perhaps even more influential than Sanders whose historical Jesus work and challenge to the anti-Jewish … Continue reading

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Why Has James Crossley Been So Quiet?

First, not for the reason you would think.  Man United beat Man City so he hasn’t been hiding in shame.  Nor is he, like his wicked fellow-countryman Chris Tilling in hot water with the law. No, James has been training … Continue reading

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Part Two of the ‘Interview With a Vampire’, Shoot, I Mean With James Crossley

Here. (This is the second part of a three part interview with James G. Crossley. Part 1 can be foundhere.) Craig Martin: What elements of neoliberalism do you find most repugnant? Are you optimistic or pessimistic in the face of … Continue reading

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An Interview With the Devil, Um, I Mean James Crossley

Actually James is hardly the Devil but given the fact that so many think he is, I thought I’d go ahead and imply so.  Anyway, Craig Martin has the first of a three part interview with him you’ll want to … Continue reading

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James Crossley at the Sheffield 65th Anniversary

At Sheffield James Crossley will be talking at the HRI tonight as part of our 65th Anniversary Lecture Series!   “Ideologues, Not Disinterested Scholars”: Biblical Scholarship between Sheffield, Israel and Palestine’  Free entry, all welcome, 6.30pm, Humanities Research Institute at The … Continue reading

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Hurtado Contra Crossley

On Diversity, Competence and Coherence in New Testament Studies: A Modest Response to Crossley’s “Immodest Proposal”, by Larry Hurtado appears in the latest issue of Relegere. Have a look if you’re so inclined.

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The Celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the Biblical Studies Department at Sheffield Continues

29th October 2012 – Emeritus Professor J. Cheryl Exum, ‘A Role for the Arts in Biblical Studies’, Jessop West Exhibition Space, 2pm-4pm- This lecture is open to all, attendance is free and there is no need to book. And then … Continue reading

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It’s James Crossley’s Birthday…

So what better way to say ‘happy birthday’ than to post photos of the kid over the years… Happy birthday friend.

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More on Malina

Robert Myles, who has a pretty good series going on reviewing Crossley’s ‘Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism’, has another post along the same lines- this time focusing on the views of Bruce Malina. I’d just add two observations (and I … Continue reading

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Robert Myles’ Pretty Good Review of Crossley’s ‘Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism’

Over on his blog, Myles writes Following on from my previous multi-post review of James Crossley’s recent book Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism (here and here), I want to skip a few chapters (hopefully returning to them at a later stage) and focus … Continue reading

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Answering Your Letters

Jim, I noticed today that you have been supportive of Francesca but you were never that charitable towards John Loftus or Richard Dawkins. All of them are atheists. Why do you like one but not the others? I think it’s … Continue reading

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If Biblioblogs Had Movie Titles… An Observation

If biblioblogs had movie titles… the titles of the blogs authored by the people below would be- Joel Watts: The Expendables. Mark Goodacre: The Godfather. Near Emmaus: 12 Angry Men. James McGrath: Fight Club. Chris Tilling: Forest Gump. Aren Maier: … Continue reading

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Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: Quests, Scholarship and Ideology

James Crossley’s long awaited volume which serves as something of a follow-up to his earlier ‘Jesus in an Age of Terror‘ has been sent for review courtesy the great folk at Equinox. Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism analyses the … Continue reading

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A Snippet of Interest from Crossley’s ‘Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism’

I thought I’d share this snippet from the acknowledgements- Who says academic tomes have to be all dry, boring, and humorless?

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Wow, James Crossley Is On Jeopardy

So I’m watching Jeopardy just now and who should I see on it but James Crossley!  When last we saw him in May he was designing handbags and now he’s moved on to game shows!  What next????

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Just How Jewish Was Jesus Anyway?

It’s an interesting question which the inimitable James Crossley poses in his latest posting.  Here are the first two paragraphs: Given that he is so vocal of late in his political theory of marriage and sexuality, let’s try and cross … Continue reading

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